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advocate, writer 
dies of cancer 

By William PtRKiNS 

CoLLECiiAN Staff 

A passionate advocate for social justice. An 
inspirational speaker and leader. And a pioneer 
in the advancement of services for lesbian, gay, 
bisexual and transgender students. 

That's how friends and colleagues remember 
Felice Yeskel, the founder of the University of 
Massachusetts' Stonewall Center. Yeskel, who 
also taught in the UMass Social Justice Education 
Program, died last Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the age of 
57, after a two-year battle with cancer, according 
to a University release. 

"Felice was an incredible person with so many 
interests, talents and skills," Pat Griffin, a friend, 
former colleague and professor emerita in the 
Social Justice E^ducation program, wrote in an 
e-mail to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian late 
last week. "She was a leader on addressing [a] 
variety of social issues, particularly addressing 
classism and heterosexism. In addition, she had a 
wide circle of close friends who cherished her and 
will miss her greatly. 

"I learned so much from working with Felice 
on campus social issues, and she did her work 
with such grace, humor and understanding," con- 
tinued Griffin. "She could challenge you to live 

See YESKEL on page 2 

Caret named new 
UMass President 


Wilson to join 

UMass Lowell 
faculty in June 



University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson 
recently announced he'll be taking on a new position 
at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a senior 
faculty member once his eight-year term as presideil|| 
ceases at the end of June. 

Wilson. 65, will serve in a new role at UMass 
Lowell us the University Distinguished Professor 
of Higher Lducaiion. Lmerging lechnologies and 
Innovation, a position that makes U ilson part of the 
l-ni\crsity'.s College of Management faculty. 

A release detailing Wilson's decision to take on this 
role slated WiKon "intends to leach, advise and mentor 
students at L'Mass Lovvell and will also write about 
such issues as innovation and higher education." 

Addilionally. Wilson himself slated in the release 
his plans lo develop and oversee projects with students 
at I Mass Boston and his intention to be readily avail- 
able 10 help the nexi UM system president adjust to his 
new role. 

In the release, UMass Lowell Provost Ahmed 
Abdelal said his school is eager to welcome the outgo- 
ing president to campus. 

"We are looking forward to welcoming Jack Wilson 
as a member of UMass Lowell's faculty." said Abdelal, 
the former Provost at Northeastern University in 
Boston. "Me brings unique experience to our campus 

Towstm University President Robert L. Caret was recently named the next pre>ident of the UMass system 
by the L'Mass Board of Trustees. Current UM President Jack Wilson will leaw his position at the end of June. 

See WILSON on page 2 

By Sam BLTrERnELi> 
CcHi^GiAN Staff 


Pbnecr Valley LGBTQ adwxate Felice Yeskel died at S7 
earlier this nionth after a twi>-year battle with cancer. 

The University of Massachu.setts announced at a 
Thuivlay meeting that it had unanimously named current 
Towson University President Robert L. Caret the next 
President of the UMass system. 

Caret, 63, is a New England native, hailing from 
Biddeford, Me. He is presently the twelfth president of 
Towson, a public university ItKated in Towson, Md., and 
conducted his undergraduate studies at Suffolk University 
in Boston and his Ph D. work at the University oLNcw 

"We are pleased to announce that Robert L. Caret 
will become the next president of the University of 
Massachusetts," said James J. Karam, chairman of 
the search committee and aciing chair of the Board of 
Trustees, in a release late Thursday, after the decision came 
in around 6 p.m.. 

"It is an honor to have been asked to lead this 
world-class and world renowned university system," 
Caret told the Board. "The University of Massachusetts 

is one of the nation's preiniere public research universi- 
ties and provides a beacon of hope and opportunity for 
so many. 1 look forward to building upon its tradition of 
excellence in academics, research and public service." 

The University of Ma.ssachuseiis Presidential Search 
Committee named three finalists for president of the 
UMass system in a Tliursday morning meeting in lioston. 
With the recommendations, the appointment process 
moves lo the Board of Trustees, who will make a final 

The three finalists are executive vice president of 
Indiana I niversity-Piirdue University Indianapolis 
(lUPUl) Charles R. Bant/ Towson University president 
Robert L. Caret and Phillip 1. Clay, the chancellor of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

In a Thursday aftemwm release, chairman of the 
.Search Committee James J. Karam said the cominittee was 
excited to bolster the prominence of the three candidates 
and eager to move on with the selection priwess. 

See CARET on page 3 

IIU.IAS lli.l rllOTO 

LJMass President Jack Wilson will join the UMass 
Lowell faculty after leavinj; hi.s position as president. 

Skydiving in the SW Local officials discuss 

taxi cab regulations 


Members of the UMass Skydiving Club Kevin Drivas (top) and Matt Leonard (bottom) represented the 
University for the first time at the USPA's annual championship competition for collegiate skydiving clubs. 

By Alyssa Creamer 

CoLLEOiAN Staff 

Skydiving can be seen as a brave 
endeavor, a task for bucket lists and 
a mother's worst nightmare involv- 
ing her teenage thrill-seeker. 

However, skydiving is also a col- 
legiate sport, not only for the brave, 
but also for the skilled athlete. 

At the end of last semester, 
two University of Massachusetts 
Skydiving Club members flew 
across the country to compete in the 
United States Parachute Association 
[USPAJ's annual championship 
competition for collegiate skydiv- 
ing clubs. 

The UMass students. Malt 
Leonard, a sophomore chemical 
engineering major and treasurer 
of the Skydiving Club, and Kevin 

Drivas, sophomore sociology major, 
were the only club members of over 
200 at UMass found eligible, as 
licensed skydivcrs, to compete in 
Eloy, Az. The drop zone they were 
competing in is known as "Skydive 

"This is both my first competi- 
tion and my teammate's first com- 
petition," said Leonard. "It was 
thrilling. Almost no one thinks of 
the skydiving club's [existence]. 
It's not like club hockey or other 
club sports. Most people don't even 
know how it works." 

Leonard and Drivas competed 
together in two of the champion- 
ship's six events, which took place 
over the course of four days. In 
what Leonard considered the team's 
first and main event, two-way for- 

mation skydiving, he and Drivas 
took third place. 

"1 was just hoping we didn't 
come in last place, never mind 
come in the top three," said Drivas. 

Essentially, formation skydiv- 
ing involves performing as many 
USPA-approved formations in the 
air within an allotted time frame. 
Skydives for each team are filmed 
so that judges may accurately recall 
the quality and quantity of forma- 

"It definitely takes skill lo sky- 
dive," said Drivas. "Anyone can 
just fall out of sky, but it takes talent 
to skydive." 

The pair faced eighteen teams 

See SKY on page 4 

By MicHbLLfc Williams 

Colleuian Staff 

It's 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, 
the buses have stopped running, 
and the night air reveals students 
trekking, freezing as they begin 
the three-mile walk back to their 
dorm rooms. For many, the answer 
to their warm-wishing prayers is 
a phone call away, to a local cab 
company. But before they gel into 
another taxi cab this semester. 
the town of Amherst recommends 
looking into the company. 

At a recent meeting between 
town officials. Amherst police 
officers and local business own- 
ers, town officials questioned 
whether Amherst is able to prop- 
erly regulate the growing number 
of taxi cab companies. 

The meeting was called by 
Amherst Police Chief Scott 
Livingstone, who said it was 
important to have all the busi- 
nesses cooperate with the town, 
according to the Daily Hampshire 

During the meeting, two appli- 
cations for taxi cab companies 
were approved, bringing the total 
number of such companies in 
Amherst to eight. Those compa- 
nies are Aaron's Transportation, 
Celebrity Cab. Goltago Taxi, 
Green Transportation, Taxi 
Express, Tik Tak Taxi. Tiznil 
Valley Cab and Safari Transit. 

To be a licensed company in 
Amherst, business owners must 
submit an application, which 

may or may not be approved 
by Livingstone. All drivers and 
company cabs must be inspected, 
insured and registered to accept 

Once approved and on the 
roads, all drivers must keep a 
daily log available to Select Board 
members or the police department. 
Vehicles operating with meters 

must also be inspected every year 
by the town. 

"The more companies there art, 
the more employees there are, the 
more difficult it is to track, from 
my standpoint," said Livingstone 
during the meeting, reported the 

See TAXI on page 4 





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Amherst town officials and U>cal police held a meeting earlier this 
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David O. Russell s heart-wrenching 
picture "The Fighter, " starring Mark 
Wahlherg and Christian Bale tells a tale of 
loss and redemption in Lowell. 

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drew even in its past six games during the 
break, including two Atlantic 10 victories 
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WILSON from page 1 

lun onh Irom his >ears as President 
of the I Mass s>stem. but also from 
his success 111 research and busi- 
neNS developinent ■■ 

Wilson's biograph) on the 
I Mass website explains he has 
"led LMass since Septeinbcr 2. 
^tX)?." and "during his career. 
Ihel has held positions as profes- 
sor ot" phssics. department chair, 
research center director, dean. Mce 
president. pro\ost. and a private 
sector entrepreneur." Wilson had 
been worWing at LMass since 2lX)l , 
w hen he w orked as the founder and 
CKO of LMas>Online. the systems 
acclaimed distance-education pro- 
gram, slated the release. 

"Throughout the course of 
m> career. 1 ha\e been fortunate 
enough to hold teaching and lead- 
ership positions at major universi- 
ties. I have been able to start a 
company and have Nerved on an 
array of state and national Kurds 
and commisNioiiN. ' ^.nd W iKon in 
the release 

"A common thread running 
through all of this work, is my 
interest in research and discov- 
ery and in the way technological 
innovation touches lives and dnves 
our economy." continued Wilson 
"This new academic pv>sHion will 

students and to continue to advance 
my view that research universities 
are critical engines for economic 

Wilson currently is a mem- 
ber oi the Massachusetts Life 
Sciences Center's Board ot 
Directors and serves as Chairman 
of the Commission on Innovation. 
Competitiveness and Economic 
Prosperity oi the national 
Association oi Public and Land- 
grant Lniversities. 

.Attempts to contact LMass 
Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan 
were unsuccessful, however, the 
Boston Globe reponed that Meehan 
said in a phone inters iew that " we 
believe Jacks extensive academic 
and business experience will help 
our univ ersny grow He brings a 
wealth of experience in leader- 
ship in technology, innovation, and 
entrepreneurship. and all of these 
areas are central to our campus." 

\\ ilson announced last March 
he would be stepping down as 
President lyi the tive-campus sys- 
tem on June 30, 2011. and a com- 
mittee to find his replacement com- 
pleted Its national search earlier 
this month The committee named 
Roben L Caret the next LMa>N 
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up to Vi>ur best >clf and when 
you did. It was a wonderful feel- 
ing It is always a tragedy when 
someone dies before their time, 
especially when that person is 
such a leader and guiding light 
like Felice " 

In I'Jxs. ^eskel created the 
Stonewall Center tti provide 
support to lesbian, gay, bisexual 
and transgendcr students .\t the 
time. It vvas only the third kind 
i.->i center on a college campus 
in the country. Cienny Beemvn. 
the current director of the cen- 
ter, wrote in an e-mail to the 

"Now there are more than 
1,^0," Beemvn wrote 

"The programs and services 
that these centers provide are 
largely modeled on the pio- 
neering work that Felice did 
in developing the Stonewall 

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t enter, added Beemvn. 'Her 
role in creating the field of 
I.CiBT Student Services was tre- 

Mitch Boucher, who worked 
with Veskel at the Stonewall 
Center, said that she was a cou- 
rageous person who advocated 
for lesbian, gay. bisexual and 
transgender rights during a time 
in which It wasjusi difficult for 
a person to be openly gay. 

"She set up a fund to help 
students whose parents cut off 
their financial support because 
they came out as gay or lesbi- 
an." Boucher wrote of Veskel in 
an e-mail "Felice never stopped 

In addition to tighiiiig lor 
gav rights. Yeskel was also a 
strong advocate for the defeat 
of classism. a perceived stigma 
that is said to discriminate on 
the basis of social status. Along 
with Jennifer Ladd. Yeskel co- 
founded Class Action, a non- 
profit organization that aims to 
dissolve classism. in 2004 

"She was powerful, insight- 
ful, truth-telling, strong .. com- 
mitted to making connections 
across all kinds of barriers." 
Ladd said of Yeskel during a 
phone interview last week. "She 
was committed to equity of all 

"Her vision was one of a lov- 
ing society." Ladd added. 

Additionally. Ladd provided 
'he Collegian with a copy of a 
tribute she wrote for Yeskel. 

In the tribute, she wrote 
that Yeskel "challenged sex- 
ism, anti-Semitism, racism, 
homophobia and heterosexism. 
class and classism. and all forms 
of oppression. 

"She touched thousands of 
people's lives with her speak- 
ing, teaching, listening, facili- 
tating, writing, and living." 
Ladd wrote "She had a remark- 
able gift of presence on large 
groups and was able to inspire 
.md move people to examine 
their own lives and commit to 
making this a more just world" 

Ladd noted that Yeskel was 
a woman of great humor who 
cared deeply about her family. 

"Felice was curious and made 


Ana activijjt Mia; Yeskel dedicated 
lier life to siKial jasticv and 151V rijihts. 

a life of asking difficult ques- 
tions with others in deep con- 
versation, inquiry and action," 
Ladd wrote. "This curiosity and 
commitment to the truth and self 
awareness is what drew me to 
her and kept us connected, 

"Felice and I had our strug- 
gles but we also shared a deep 
desire to cross personal and 
societal class barriers and in 
doing so we shared very vulner- 
able experiences and tender con- 
nections." Ladd continued. 

Ladd noted that Yeskel spent 
much of the last two years 
focusing on healing and sharing 
love. She wrote that she feels 
Yeskel's illness ". catalyzed 
and cohered an already existing 
network, near and far. into a 
true community of love that was 
shared not only with Felice but 
with each other. 

"She was and is a great, com- 
plex, and beautiful spirit." Ladd 
concluded. "I deeply miss her " 

A funeral service was held for 
Yeskel last week at the Jewish 
Community of Amherst, accord- 
ing to the University release. 

The release also states that 
Yeskel leaves behind her partner. 
Felicia Mednick. and her daughter. 

William Perkins can he reached 
at Mperkins(a,stuJcnl. umass. edu. 

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Saturday, January 29, 10 am (snow date Feb 5) 

Law School campus 

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UM Board of Trustees 
selects new President 

Recentiv chosen next president of the LMass svstem, Robert L. C arel st 
at the unveilint; oi his presidential portrait commisioned by Towson L'niv 

education and a ma.ster's in speech 

CARET from page 1 

"The Search Committee is delighl- 
al to be advancing the names of three 
distinguished higher education lead- 
ers." he said. "In doing st). the search 
committee has tullv met its charge, 
which was to provide the Bi>ard of 
Trustees with a slate of finalist candi- 
dates, any one of whom could be an 
outstanding new leader for the five- 
cainpus University of .Massachusetts 

After the Committee made its 
recommendations, the names were 
passed on to the Board of Irustees, 
which IS presently meeting in Boston 
to deliberate on the selection of the 
next president. 

According to the release. Bant/, 
the lUPUl chancellor and execu- 
tive vice president of Indiana 
University, was previously pro- 
vost at Wayne State University in 
Detroit, vice provost at Arizona Stiite 
University, where he wa.s also chair 
of Coinmunication. Prior serving as 
an administrator. Banlz was on the 
faculty at the University of Minnesotii 
and the University of Colorado. He 
earned a bachelor's degree in Fnglish 

communication at Minnesota, and 
received a Ph. I) in Comiiuiiiication 
from Ohio Stale Lniversity 

Caret, the president of Tt)\vson, 
a large public university near 
Baltimore. Maryland, has also been a 
faculty member, dean, executive vice 
president and provost at that institu- 
tion in his 25-pliis-year career He has 
had administrative experience outside 
Towstin, as well, as he sen xhI as presi- 
dent of San Jose Slate University m 
Califomia from I W."; to 2(K)V accord- 
ing to the release He also has some 
local rmits. as he received his Ph.D. in 
orjianic chemistry Irom the University 
of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of 
Science in chemistry and mathemat- 
ics from Suffolk University in Boston. 

C lay. MIT's chancellor, has been 
on the faculty at the Cambridge uni- 
versity since 1975. At MIT, he has 
also been an assiKiate provost. he;ul 
of the Department of L rban Studies 
and Planning and assistant director 
of the Joint Center for I rhin Studies. 
operated by both Mil and Harvard 
Clay did his undergraduate work at 
the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill and received a Ph I) in 
U'rfian Studies from Mil. 

ands with his wife, tli:abeth Zoltan, 
ersity's .Alumni .Association, 

The LMass system has been seek- 
ing a successor to current President 
Jack VI. Wilstm since he announced 
his plans to step down last March 
Wilson, who has served as President 
since Sept. 2. 2003, will leave when 
his tenii ends on June .V). I'lillowing 
his departure, V\ ilsoii has stated that 
he iiilends to join the faculty at UMass 

In the release. Kaiam praised the 
Committee for what he called "an 
open and comprehensive process." 
which he viid will "ensure that we 
ch(K>se an oulsiaiidiiig new leader for 
the L niversily of Mass;ichusetts." 

Karam also said he believes the 
Committee's work has yielded sev- 
eral distinguished, qualified candi- 
diites. and praised their respective 
accomplishments and views on public 
higher education. 

"This search has culmiiiatc'd in 
the selection of distinguished finalist 
candidates who deeply believe in the 
transfomiative power of higher edu- 
cation and understand and respect the 
mission of public higher education," 
said Karam, President ol Fall River's 
hirst Bristol Corp. 

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UM jumpers leap to success; Curb cab craze 
skydivers jump to 3rd place 

SKY from page 1 

in their tirsi csent, and maii> ol the 
vompeiiivirs sserc t'rom the nation's 
tup inilitap. Lollcgiate academies. 
I eimard and Drnas vsere the only 
^is ihan icain in the t«o-wa> forma- 
uon sksdiMHi! even! to place in the 
top sl\ 

According to Leonard, many ot' 
the non-ciMhan teams had prac- 
ticed sk\dning with o\ei 4(»-50 

"MililarN teams are at an 
advantage in that our taxes basi- 
cally pay lor [their students] to 
slw>di%e." said Leonard. "Their 
lacilitie* and funding from their 
schools are definitely a huge 

"At our tirsi competition, for us to 
place so well against military teams 
in a club sport thai isn't well knovvTi 
was a huge feat for us." continued 
Lcvnard went on. "1 can't even begin 
to descnbe m> excitement." 

Because i>f the expensive nature 

of the spt)rt. Leonard and Dm as. 
who each paid for iheir enure wav 
10 competition out-of-piKkel. a total 
oi nearly Sl.lHK) apiece for plane 
tickets and registration fees, could 
not alTord to practice with more 
than 1(1-15 jumps before compet- 
ing The LMass Skv diving Club's 
home drop /one. '.Iiimpiouii." is in 
Orange. Stasv 

"Its a \erv expensive sport." 
said Leonard, who has been skydiv- 
ing for a little over a year and has 
completed 'J5 lumps "Lvery time 
you practice or compete, you basi- 
callv have to pav for a plane ticket." 

Leonard also explained that skv- 
diving equipment is highlv regu- 
lated and needs to be replaced more 
frequently than most other spons." 
equipment pieces 

'Lhe expense is why the sport 
isn't as popular." said Leonard, 
"but I would definitely say it's a 
growing spon. 1 didn't expect so 
manv teams ii> be at the competi- 
tion, but there were a lot of teams." 

Nevertheless. Drivas iterated 
thai the rush of skydiving is well 
worth the cost. 

"When you're skydiving, it's 
kind of a surreal feeling." said 
Drivas. "You don't have to worry 
about anv thing else in your life 
Nour only job is to skv dive." 

"I'm kind of over being scared. " 
added Drivas, who has completed 
124 jumps, some of which were 
from a height of up to I3.5(XJ ft 

Leonard's and Drivas' sec- 
ond event was the six-way speed, 
which IS a challenge to be the team 
who can build three fonnations 
the fastest after exiting the plane 
Leonard and Drivas collabi.>rated 
with skvdivers from the Lniversity 
of Connecticut. R^Khester Institute 
of Technology, the Lniversity 
of Buffalo and the Lniversity .of 
Minnesota for this event. 

Their team placed sixth, behind 
the L nited States Military Academy 
at Westpoint. Thev were the first 
civilian team, of 13 teams, to place 
in the competition's event. 

The team's assigned formations 
are called "snow flake." "dogbime." 
and "Mar." Further information 
on these fonnations may be found 
at L'SP.\.org. by searching under 
"SIM" or Skydivers Information 
Manual and clicking the link to 
■"Competition " 

Also according to Leonard, 
members of the LMass Student 
Government Association were 
unsure how to fund the club's 
expensive practices, as the majority 
of club members are unlicensed and 

therefore cannot compete There 
are onlv two other members of the 
club actively pursuing licenses For 
the last I.** years, since its incep- 
tion, the club has primarily been a 
tandem skvdivers' club. 

Leonard and Drnas are Uniking 
to change that 

"'This is my hrst year on the 
[club's] board." said Leonard 
"".Xnd as sophomores. Dnvas and I 
haven't been around the club long 
enough to take il in the direction 
we want it to go in. We're trying to 
make it a club sport, and our first 
step is to try to market the club for 
the rest of the semester so more 
people will join." 

"Our goal IS to compete every 
vear." continued Leonard went on. 
"'It's a hefty expense, but hopefully 
the school will eventually help 
fund us Though 1 do understand 
why thev didn't pay for it since 
ihey would only be sending out 
two members of the team [to com- 

The pair also wants to encour- 
age more members to go through 
lhe processes of becoming licensed 

■'A lot of people think it must 
feel like you're falling, but it 
doesn't feel like that at all When 
you get out of the plane, you don't 
have a falling sensation, it just 
feels like vou're floating. It's calm- 
ing. All your v^orries stay on the 
ground " 

Alvssa Creamer can he reached 
ciii acreamena student, umass. edu. 

TAXI from page 1 

the Dailv MampshireGazetle 
He esiimaied that each business 
cnipli>ys five or six drivers. 

I he busiest lime frame for 
drivers is Lhuisdav nights ihrough 
Sunday mornings, when the 
majority of passengers are stu- 

"I appreciate the ser\ ice thev i c 
providing." said Livingstone, 
according to The Republican. 
While understanding that students 
calling a cab for safe rides is 
a positive thing, he stressed the 
need for drivers to follow the 
rules Livingstone said .Amherst 
police officers have pulled cabs 
over for making illegal L -turns, 
driving in unmarked cabs and 
other driving violations 

Town Manager John P. Musante 
said the increased number of cabs 
on the road has "put a strain 
on our ability for enforcement," 
according to the Republican. 

Musante said the increased 
demands were making proper 
oversight difficult for the Select 
Board and recommended that sev - 
eral departments of town officials 
work together in the licensing 

Local business owner Ciary 
.Mlard expressed concern about 
unlicensed drivers taking passen- 
gers. .According to the Ga/ette, 
the Green Transportation owner 
said while only 26 drivers were 
licensed to drive, he has seen 
over 50 difTerent vehicles driving 
around town. He said. "I don't 
want the town of .Amherst to be 
thought of as the place for fly- 
by-night operations and where we 
don't check anything." he said. "I 
hale to sav it, but that's the bu// 


APD Chief Scott Livingstone 
Ivlicvvs the tmvii must monitor cabs. 

on lhe street in the industry." 

Allard asked the board to stop 
issuing new licenses until the town 
felt il was properly able to regu- 
late the services. He added that 
unlicensed vehicles are affecting 
businesses, like his own. that fol- 
low town regulations. 

"We're concerned the legiti- 
mate companies, the ones based 
in Amherst, are being pushed out." 
Allard told the (ia/ette "It's hurt- 
ing our bottom line, we need our 
fair share of ihat business." 

While some, such as Allard, 
suggested loo many companies are 
being approved. Livingstone noted 
to The Republican that while there 
were many companies, "there are 
a lot of students." 

Michelle Williams can he 
reached at mnwilliadi student 

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Giffords shooting 
brings out worst 

UMass bucket list 

Matthew M. 

When President 
Ronald Reagan 
was shot in 
March of 1981 
he told his sur- 
geon. Dr. Joseph 
Giordano, a 

Democrat "Please 
tell me you're all 
and he respond- 

ed "Today, Mr 

President, we're 
all Republicans." 

I first heard about the shooting 
of Rep. Gabrielle CjifTords through 
Facebook. At the time there were 
very few hard facts. Most of the early 
reports said that she was killed and 
about 1 2 others were wotonded. 

I"he facts were: Rep Giffords was 
shot, along with several other peo- 
ple; it was at an event she ht»sted 
regularly called "Congress on Your 
Comer" where she would meet with 
constituents on an individual basis; 
and Giffords is a [)emocTat. 

In our instantly-updated, mobile, 
multitasking, we're-all-experts- 
on-everything world that last fact 
meant only one thing on Twitter: 
the shooter must be a right-wing, tea 
party extremist. This conclusion was 
reached very quickly, without any 
evidence, without even knowing the 
shooter's name. 

be something Otlier. S<) Jane Fonda 
blames Glenn Ikck, Sanih Palin and 
Michele Bachmann tor shooter Jaa-d 
Loughner's actions; conservatives say 
he's insane, or retweel die a'liiarks ol" 
Caitie Parker, who knevv him in 2(X)7: 
"As I knew him he was lefl wing, quite 
liberal. & oddly obsessed w itli the 20 1 2 

I'm not immune to it, either: I 
worry about Loughner's apparent 
support for the gold standard 
something heavily associated with 
my brand of libertarian politics 
and so I take issue with what I 
hope was a facetious tweet by 
blogger Matt Yglesias: '"l.oughner 
YouTube indicates the thin line 
between utter insanity and gold 
standard advocates." 

So I say thank Cjod for Rachel 
Maddow, who tweeted "There is 
nothing to be gained from speculat- 
ing on the motives and aUilialions of 
AZ shooter w/o facts." 

As I write this at 7:40 pm the 
day of the shooting there siiil aren'i 
many more facts than the e were 
right afterwards. We knovs here in 
Amherst that Loughner is in cus- 
tody; that GifTords' office was van- 
dalized last year; that federal Judge 
John Roll, who was also killed, 
received death threats in the past; 
and counting Roll, six people were 


Last semester 
my mom e-niiiileil 
me lhe list of" UK) 
Things to ik) IJelore 
you Gmdiuite" iun.1 
asked me Ixiw tiu 
I'd gottai dunng 
my time at tliis 
here University of 

I leading into 
my liisl senx-steriHi 
"^^^^^"^^^ caiiipas. I'd ciwii- 
pietLtl -W pervent of llx- list. \\ first, I 
iJxHighl I slxmld be a little disappoiiilcil 111 
iJiemuiiher I like ik)ing stutf. I kive going 
lieiv I ikMi'i w.uil It) leave. Bui iIkii I nsii- 
i/eil die list was kind of stu}ml. 

.Vs I k«)ked al tlu: ILst, a number ol 
tilings iippe.ia'd that I easily cmiki'vc 
dotK". but jiLsi didn't care abixit, or txHild 
;u.coiiiplish 20 vears th)m ixiw wiuxkr- 
iiig ihniugh camptLs. 

What I aire alxxil are things I am do 
iKivv C'olk-ge stuff. Wtiiit I need to cxmi- 
pktc is a UMass Bucket List. Complete 
witli ;ichieveiiMiis that tlie •*;IkioI kis rw 
husiiKNs publistiing. it goes a lillle like 

1 l.ikca iokeclas.s. 

I'm taking HLStory of liasehill ;ui<l 
Fnjin (irimms to Disney ihis seiiK-s- 
ter I Mass also oHias a SCUBA ckss. 
.Also. Iwve vtxi seen sixne of the chissc's 
I liuiif)sliire C ollegc oUt3^'.' 

2 Like a live C olk-ge cxhitm:. 

I lIxHiglil I was uiking a joke cixuse 
luilil I Sim iliai Hampshire oilers 
FiixiuixiitaLs of liaskettxill and Bic^ck' 

V LxU .It iIk; duicT between tlx: hours 
of 2 a.m. And (1 a.m. 

The Rixite '> Dinw is open 24 Ixxirs a 
day. It's idxMl tinx- you used all of llxan. 

4 F.;ii cvcTV variety of Wing 

lloiwy hurKvue's overratcvl. \\. le;ist 
aILT lhe 43nl uiiK". Try iIk- Jamaican Jttk. 

5. Hat at that placx- you'd always 
mciuii to go to. 

For iix;. tliis was Bubs' Biirbecue 
ix)nli ol c;uiipiis on RiHile I \(x 

(v Drink witli a pn)!!.^*)!. 

YiHj know yiHi've always wanted to. 

7 ( io abixKid. 

'I'ou don't ixx'es,sanly Iwve to stixly 

1 1 Watch each n^ickmlial ansi live up 
to its R:pulalioii. 

Watch everyone leave Sylvan to 
be a glxist town. Watch as kkls smoke 
up llie wiHow tnx' in k>wer ( entral. 
Watch st)nxtKX' vomil on a building m 
Soutliwcst. Wiitch \(Kllic-.isl as its nicial 
maketf) never disiqipoinLs Watch kkls be 
miserable as thev walk up ilie hill 

12. lailgale 

If colk'ge liiotball Ills uuiglil us aiiy- 
tliiiig. It's thai luiv iiig a mulniglii panv al 
ixxm IS a great lliing. Kci.i') 111 niiixl tlial 
going lo iIk' g;uiK' ilself is pivlened, but 
IX )1 tcquiied. I'aiisics 

I like doing stuff. I love going here. I don't 

want to leave. But then I realized the list was 

kind of stupid. 

iib«\>aiL but at kast take tlx: opporiuniiy to 
leave the txxintry ami study a bmttd ( )r a 

S. Be the iqTpcn."las.smaii with lhe 
gcxxl aluihtil. 

I > ) this w hik: ycHi w atch sonxtme run 
.UTDiuxl With a waler holllc of Ruhinoff 
lliev |xud S 10 tin ;irxl cnxl iqi tliiviw iiig up 

** Use L'Mass paniphemalia for 

I >iil y(*i kix)w that tlie lid on lIx- iiKtal 
tinnkiiig bottles we giX 111 lall 20(W made 
gieat shot glasses' 

10. L tili/e lhe lil-muy 

Because al k-ast H) penx-nl of the 
lilinirv IS \;ii;uil lin iix>sl oftliediv 

I. \ Collect lOtreet-shirts 
This was on the sclxx>l's list I eixkirse 
it lOOpcTcent. 

14. Wriie something lor The 

Yes. I"m biased. Yes, this was also on 
ilu." list. But still, inisi IIK". Il feels good aixl 
cxxints as being publislxtl. 

15. P-arty in each a-sidential itrea 
For a minute. I ihixighl I'tl never 

p;irtied in NortliciLsL evcii llxxigli I lived 
llx-TV liir a stiiK-stcT in ILuiilin HiiU lells 
ytxi evcT>ihing you ixvd lo kix)w aKxU 

16. IXi somelliing funn> with a 
Halloween kibsier 

lo this day. Tree l^ibslcT coniinues to 

live in infamy. 

1 7. Ride lhe /ainboni. 

M> fncixl Meg did it. 1 w ill liMvver be 

IS Sing the F^/& 'em up, F%'& 
em up. go L'.Mass stjng 

It's always llui to Ixxkk; scholarJiip 
alhkles in llx-ir mKJ-2()s. 

19. (iel an iHKampus job that pays 
you lo do yiHir IxHix-work 

< )h. tlic-y 'a* ixit tlx.Tv. 

20. IXm't do tlx- leadings, but still 
crusli a clavs. 

I "m sorry Anlhm|X)l( )gy 1 06. 
Phey tixik awav llie trays l>,uiiiiit. 
Al laisl tlxTv's cTXJUgh snow ixm. 

22 Sneak loiiximjw 's dinrx;r oul of 
tlie Dining toiniixins. 

ITiis IS by no means an admivsuHi 
of guilt. Fonner Collegian cixnics editii 
.\dam S/ajgin made tiuit same mistake 
and gol a bill in lhe mail. 

23 liiike a liuitetti cake for no rea- 

OffcT some lo people in y(xir buiki- 
ing. They will be confused. 

24 Roadtnp 

TIk- R;ill> lo Restore Sanity aixl llie 
UMavs-Michigan ganw wea* the best 
opportunities in nxtnl nKnix>ry. 

25. Watch the Walk of Shame and 
ctmtcniiplaie yixir pkxr in the worki. 

Mull il ovcT. Where will ycxi be in 
the world oixe vxxi graduate' Probably 
111 a better |x>siUon iJvin that girl wiih one 
shoe is nghl now. 

,\>t)l O KkdUy iv a Colky,um <. nlimi- 
nist. He can he rvaclied m mmuillnui 
stiukitt. tonass. ecbi. 

In our instantly-updated, mobile, multi- 
tasking, we're-all-experts-on-everything 
world that last fact meant only one thing on 
Twitter: the shooter must be a right-wing, 
tea party extremist. 

Even as every political figure 
from every part of the spectrum 
made their support and prayers for 
her recovery known, the unempiri- 
cal. two-fact based hypothesis on 
the politics and personality of the 
shooter became a "fact" of its own 
on social networks. 

Remember, the shooter didn't even 
have a name at this point. 

Fiventually the Associated Press 
found it out: Jared Loughner. or, in 
keeping with the determination that 
assassins must have three names: Jared 
Lee Loughner. 

Tlie YouTube channel that may 
belong lo him is odd, to say the least. 
In his videos he talks about the impor- 
uuice of grammar and literacy in 
borderline-incoherent mn-on senteiK- 
es; he wants to run a business aivund 
"conscience dreaming"; and he wants 
to start a new system of currency. His 
list of favorite books itKluded Orwell's 
"1984," Huxley's "Brave New 
World," Bradbury's "Farenheit 451," 
"Mein Kampf and "The Communist 

Not only does this list show him 
as more complex than a political slo- 
gan, but it begs the question of how 
Twitter asers in say, Tennessee or 
Illinois can draw conclusions based 
on only a few facts. There really isn't 
an easy way to say this, except to say 
it: we are all suffering from a delusion 
where we make all the facts we leam 
try to fit in to our conception of how 
the world works. 

No one wants people to be shot 
at. but if people are shot and killed, 
on some level we want tlie shtx)ter to 

The flow of mmor has yei to 
be staunched. In addition lo the 
"Loughner is a Tea Partier" ""hjpoth- 
esis," a number of people on Twiner 
were saying that if he was a Muslim 
he would be called a tenonst. bui 
since he's white he's ""in.sane." Some 
people are calling Loughner a terror- 
ist: Tea Party Nation foiuider Judson 
Phillips said in an e-mail jxistc-d on 
The New York Times' "The Caucus" 
blog "The shooter has been taken into 
custody and let's hope he gets the 
death penalty he so richly deserves 
... No one should be a victim of 
violence because of their political 
beliefs ... we can all be happy that 
the Congressvvoman surv ived this ter- 
rorist attack." 

In a time of extreme uncertainly 
like this it is more important than 
ever not to latch on to unfounded 
mmors coming out of Twiner or 
Facebook, but to remember our rea- 
son and concentrate on the facts. Let 
the unknowns be unknown instead 
of pretending to know. As a journalist 
I'm acutely aware that things can be 
misreported or misunderstixxl, but that 
doesn't mean we should make things 
up wholesale, either 

The day of the shiH)iing v\e all 
should have been DemiK-wts, but the 
way we've been trying to pass off 
Loughner as coming from the oppo- 
site side of the political s[iectnim as 
our own says more distrarbing things 
about us than any of his YouTube 
vidtxjs say about him. 

Matthew M. Rahare is a Collegian 
columnist. He can he tvached ot 
mrDhan^ivstudent. umas.\. edu. 

Six Reasons Why 

...We like new 
UMass Pre.sident Robert Caret 

V His name rhymes with "Bobii Fctt' 

2) He has creiioitinls 

^) He irns defiuitehi horn 
in lhe lUiited States 

The truth is usually 

4) We i 

ave lo lieat witli am/ 

of hi'- inistal<es heeaiise we wilt 
^radnate in May 

5) Towson survived! 

WTicn .M Ciore dubbed Ins clinvite 
change dix-ioiMitiiry ".\n lix-onvcTiient 
Ihith." he pcTlLvtIy uipiured lx>w scitnve is 

Yaroslav Mikhaylov l!^^^ 

w h o 
wixild buikl pop<il;ini\ or a kMlune ihnxigli 
[xiblic igixiraive. 

Phis past iixmtK science and medi- 
cine have colluded to inconv cniience the 
""Playboy" iixxkl-iumc-d-paaTiting expert 
Jenny Mc<'arthy and .Andrew Waketiekl 

formerly a dix"tor. Wakc-field became 
fanxxis in 1998 for publishing a study 
linking the mumps, irxsisles aixl nibella 
vaccinatioa conimonl> known as MMR. 
with iastances of autism m children. 

The stiidv' received much inedia atten- 
Mt\. despite a heavy opposition lo ils nxth- 
odok)gy or the amclusiveness of its finding 
from the British mediail txuninunity. As a 
resuh, vaccniatKxi rates ;ici\)vs Bnt:un and 
the United Slates signitiauitlv deovsised. 

Howevvr, over the ivxi cxxipk" of vears 
allegatknis of data mantpulalxin aixl con- 
flicls of interest an»c sunuindiiig lhe stiilj's 
tixlings, and these disaivcnes c%entuiilly 
fnjnpled several of the studv's oo-aidxirs 
to distarxie lliemseh es thm their findings or 
evoi ^Kak out a^inist the study entnvly. 

appearance on lhe '"t)prah Winfrey 
Show," she became the American 
spokesperson for Wakefield's traudulent 
thcxirv Alter Ix" was Ixuined from prac- 
ticing medicine in BnUiin. Wakefield 
moved to the United States arxJ ciHitin- 
ut\l to advise Mc"Canhy. who conUiiued 
to defend his tlicH)nes. 

Imnx-xliaielv foHowing the Bniish 
Medical J(xim;il rcTX>n. Mc<';irthy wrole 
a HuHington Post cxiiionai dentxirving 
the artK-k" ;iixJ altiicking the investigative 
reportcT who unaivered the siorv. Bnan 
rX-er. In it she defends Wakc-liekl btvaase 
he '"listtTX-d to patents and reported what 
tht7 sakl." 

McCarthy goes on to decry the 
opptisition of the medical community 
to Wakefield's frauduleni and self- 
serving "research" as a "media cir- 
cus." Her rebuttal featured no discus- 
sion of the science involved except an 
out-of-context snippet from the IWS 
paper and quotations from two of the 
parents involved in the study b*)lh 
clients of the law Rnn Ihat was paying 
Wakefield a retainer of £ 1 50 per hour 
and helped him defraud a govemmeni 
fund set up lo defray the legal costs 
of low-income Britons to the tune of 

6) "Robert Caret" is an anagram 
of "Tractor l^eer" 

As a result, vaccination rates across Britain and 
the United States significandy decreased. 




In 2010, the (leneral Medical Coimcil 
tribunal foiuxl W;ikefield guilty of manip- 
ulating diita cUkI iicting ;igaiast tlie best 
interests of his patients, stripping him of 
iIk" right to practice nK-xlicine in (iieat 
Britain indefinitely. Finally, on Jan. M, 
2011, the British Mediail Jwuruil pub- 
lished a series of articles exposing the 
1998 study as a fiaudulent operation 
designed to win massive seltlenx;nts fn)iTi 
vaccine manufacturers :uid the Bntish 

According to the BMJ articles. 
Wakefield was working witli a law finn 
in onJer lo maiuifactiire ev idtiKe that vac- 
cines wcTE liannful iind secure a settlement 
whk;h wtxild iix'lude si/e;ible attorneys' 
fees tor the finn. piirt of which would tlien 
go to Wakefield. 

Also, Richard Barr the attor- 
ney in charge of prepanng the ease 

searched for autistic children that ful- 
filled Wakefield's requirements iind were 
likely persuadal into joining the study 
thanigh pmmisc of seeing tlie senlement 
money involved. 

Because Wakefield had access to 
patients pre-selecled lo suit his conclu- 
sion, his ""siudy" cinild do nothing but 
support the case that Barr was building. 
The revelation that the rcseiireh was 
financially motivaleil evcmlimlly led lo 
the BMJ's expose that piii the final nail 
in the coffin of the 1998 study 

Jcimy McCarthy, a fimner "Playboy" 
iixxJel. became one of Wakefield's strnn- 
gesl supporters in the United States after 
hcT stin was diagnoseil with autism in 
2tK)5. Ilirough several Ixxiks and an 

£50.000 or more. 

Wakefield is indirectly responsible for 
killing at least two children ih*; first fatali- 
ties ftt»m measles in the United Kingdom 
since 1992 through his campaign against 
vaccines. It is unknown how many more 
suffered fhxn inadequate vacvination dix' 
to his persixwl get-rich-quK;k scheme. 

Mc<arthy. however, isn't even trad- 
ing children's lives for money. She has 
built hcT own celebrity anxind her cTusade 
agaiast vaccines. <ind to hack down and 
cxmcvde defeat ixiw would be to sink back 
into the obscunty of a foimer adult star. 

The rcspoasibility of the nevvN inedia 
is lo prnvide atx:urate infonnatiixi lo the 
public. Why do tht^ tlien give siK;h a higli 
profile lo a proponent of a hinge belief 
that preys on feai^i of parents in onJer to 
promote her own feme? 

It is mithing shim of a failure of the 
mtxlia thiit il allows such '"iixxlicine by 
public tipinion" to take place. Scientisls 
have boring papers and figures. McCarthy 
lias the testiiix)iiic"s of coiKcmcxI parents 
antl pictures of sad children. As inentkmeil 
aKive. she hiis ix) intentitxi of dcHxiting sci- 
ence or nxxlicine w iih htT opponents. She 
is nKTCly kx)king to secure beltcT publicity 
than tlie ptxiple wlxi can ix-tiially call iKr 
ixit i>n hcT self-serving qixst. 

It is the nik; of tlx- iixxba iiixl lhe rofc of 
the ,'\inerican papk" i^ reixigm/c lhi« aixl 
tike stf* In inakc sire that we hear fttin the 
rail wperts. ixii Iix- peopk" who find experts' 
opniKwis inairvenxnl to their lAvn aiirity. 

hfft)iv/<n' Mikhaykn' L\ a dilkyian a>l- 
unnmi lie cim he ivocIkxI ill \Tnikhini(a 
student iimuisetii. 



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c:iiiu.i.iA\ M \M 

Who's number one? A Iricky 
quesiiDn, ti) be sure, but if you 
ask the Massachusetts Akoholic 
leverages Control Coniinission. 
ihey would answer "Harpoon 
Brewing." bounded in \Wt> at the 
start i)t the American craft brew- 
ing re\olutioii, iIk- fledgling com- 
pany was granted the state's first 
brewing license since the repeal ol 
prohibition. Mass. Brewing License 
No 1. l-.ver since then the com- 
pany has been at the tbrefront of the 
craft beer movement, producing an 
expanding line of beers for thirstv 

The company was founded by 
two young men named Dan 
Keiiary and Rich Hoyle, col- 
lege friends who discovered 
,1 passion for beer while back- 
packing together through 
l-iurope. Their idea was to 
bring the variety and quality 
of l-.uropean-style beers to the 
L.IS market, and after a few 
years getting their MBA's. 
they set up shop in their cur- 
rent Boston brewery. 

At any gi\en time. Harpoon 
brews 12 to 13 difl'erent vari- 
eties. With 10 year-round 
ofl'erings and a rotating line- 
up of seasonal and specialty 
beers, the total brewed in any 
given year jumps to around 
20. If you have drunk only one 
beer by Harpotm. however. 
iKlds are good that it was the 
India Pale Ale. 

Representing 60 percent 

of all sales by the company, the 
IPA is Harp(H)n's signature beer. 
It avoids the knock-you-down 
hops load that has become popular 
among many IPA's, with a floral 
aroma and nicely balanced malt 
sweetness that is even better from 
the tap. 

I he newest addition to their 
year-round roster is the Belgian- 
style Pale .Me. It's brewed with 
Chimay's traditional trappist yeast 
from - you guessed it - Belgium, 
giving it a lightly fruity, berry char- 
acter. Don't let the vsord "fruit" 
scare you away; this has nothing to 
do with the Barbie-doll bottled bev- 
erages that have infiltrated the mar- 
ket. The Belgian pale is an excel- 
lent beer with a smooth body and 
rounded flavor, and it is delinilely 
worth checking out. 

Less popular than the previous 
headliners. the Harpoon Munich 
Dark is nonetheless a favorite 
among the brewery statT. This pitch- 
black beer has lots of roasted flavor, 
and the finish leaves a distinct taste 
of colVee at the back of the tongue. 

Another distinct line of beers 
produced by Harpoon goes 
by the name of L'K). Short for 
•I nKiltered Offering." the UFOs 
arc bottled along with the yeast and 
protein sediment that results from 
the brewing process. This results in 
thicker, cloudier beer than normal, 
with more yeasty flavor and a bit 
more sweetness. These four beers 
represent Harpoon's love of tradi- 
tional brewing styles, which largely 
developed without the priKcss of 

The I'FO Pale is medium-bod- 

Dailv Collecian beer columnist Andrew Sheridan breaks dinvn the best of Harpoon beer. Most casual beer 
drinkers are probably only familiar with the brewery's India Pale Ale, but Harpoon has a lot more to offer. 

ied ale with mellow bitterness and 
light malt. It has a lingering finish 
of delicate hops flavor, and when 
compared with the IPA and Belgian- 
style, it really shows the diversity of 
what a pale beer can be. 

The Hefeweizen. a German- 
style wheat beer, is not particularly 
complex. It has a big taste of yeast 
and wheat, but not much else to 
distract from these basic building 
blocks of beer. The Hefeweizen 
isn't bad. but with a wide variety of 
reasonably-priced imported wheat 

beers on the market, it isn't the best 
example of the style. 

The last two items in the UFO 
line are White and Raspberry, and 
neither fare quite as well as their 
aforementioned counterparts. 

While the white is complex and 
light-bodied, it finishes with a taste 
of artificial sweetness reminiscent 
of Fruit Loops, and for many tasters 
this is an instant tum-olT. 

The Raspberry, to its credit, 
tastes remarkably like fresh berries. 
Although nominally a Hefewei/en. 

its crispness and fruity taste lean 
towards the Belgian Lambic style. 
If that's what you're looking for, 
UFO Raspberry is a high-quality 
fruity beverage, but it is really only 
a "beer" in a loose sense of the 

One beer that may come as a 
pleasant surprise to the casual drink- 
er is Harpoon's Chocolate Stout. It 
is brewed not only with chocolate 

See HARPOON on page 7 

Mars astronomically terrible 'The Fighter a 

B^ Acacia DiCiaccid 
CtiLuiiiAN Staff 

This year has had its fair share of music leav 
ing us baffled as to why it was 
ever released. Some may 
wish "Whip My Hair" 
or "Hey, Soul 
Sister" never 
reached their 
ears. However, 
there is one 
track that 
really takes 
the cake 
a.s truly 

all That sting is "(ircnade" by Bruno Mars. 

Before you get upset because you secretly 
listen to this song while getting ready every morn- 
ing, realize that it is not a personal qualm with this 
song that has caused it to win this title. It is true 
that this song seems as relatively forget- 
table as half the other stmgs made this 
vear l.lpon further examination, 
however, the song presents 
itself as a lyrical travesty, 
and that is why it has won 
(or lost). 

The biggest ques- 
tion that this track 
brings up is: 
Wh> waild 
vou catch a 
gienadc for 

s«Tiei«ie? Fkiw does this display devi«on and sacrifice'.' 
Clearly this song is about the narrator, who is 
heartbroken over his lover, who does not recip- 
rocate similar feelings of love and devotion. The 
chorus, which depicts the sorts of things that the 
narrator would do for his lover, at first listen may 
sound self-sacrificial, but really it makes no sense. 
If for some strange reason this man's lover was 
actually in the vicinity of people throwing gre- 
nades, the last logical thing one would do would 
be to catch it. How is that going to save the life of 
the other person? The grenade will still explode 
just as it would have without the interception. So if 
the narrator's lover was presumably close enough 
to the grenade to be banned by it in the first place, 
catching it would do nothing but kill the both of 
them. The kill radius of a hand grenade is fifteen 
feet, so unless the woman runs fifteen feet while 
the narrator is catching the grenade, she would die 
regardless. A better plan of attack in this instance 
would be for the narrator to aid his girlfriend by 
pushing her out of the kill radius. 

Really. Mars should have written the lyrics, "I 
would jump on a grenade for you." It would be 
the mt)st successful way of preventing the death 
of his beloved. If he juinped on the grenade, he 
would significantly reduce the amount of shrapnel 
aimed at his girlfriend. However, these lyrics do 
not flow as well. Perhaps Mars assumed no one 
would notice the error. 

Another blunder in Mars' songwriting is the 
ine from the chorus, "I'd jump in front of a train 
for you." Does this man really believe that he could 
stop a train with his body? If his girlfriend for some 
reason happens to be playing on train tracks, throw- 
ing himself at the train will not stop it from hitting 
her. Again, it appears that both would be killed and 
his preventative measures display idiiK-y rather than 
dedication. It would make much more sense for the 
lyrics to be about him pushing her out of the way of 
the train. Lhen he would move her bcxly out of the 
way rather than attempting to stop a few-hundred 
ton train by throwing himself at it. 

Many know what it is like to be hopelessly 
in love with someone who cares nothing for 
you. However. Mars' lyrics are rather extreme. 
Clearly this woman not only does not love 
him. but wishes him dead when she allows 
him to "bum down in flames." He realizes how 
much of a "mad woman, bad woman" she is. 
and acknowledges that she was bom from the 
gates of hell, yet for some reason he would still 
do all j)f these ridiculous things for her 
Mars has co-written songs for (irammy nomi- 
nees such as B.O.B. and Cee Lo (ireen. but 
when it comes to "Grenade." he apparently 
cannot write quality lyrics for himself to sing. 
Unfortunately. Mars was not alone in his 
crime against good music. Honorable mentions 

Take it Off - Ke$ha 

Did you ever notice why you felt like you 

knew this song already the first time you heard 

it'.' That might be because she ripped the 

melody from that snake channcr music. She 

has simultaneously created a song that can get 

stuck in your head no matter how much you 

hate it and. of course, attempted to convince 

the world that Irashiness is cool 

Ram is a Good Thmg - Luke Bryan 

If countr>' music diil not have a bad 
enough reputation, Luke Bryan had to ruin 
it further by taking a dip into mainstream 
with this obnoxious lesson on agricul- 
ture. Thanks for continuing the myth that 
Americans are all hick famicrs that use 
the word "fnsky" when referring to our 

Acacia DiCiaccio can he reached at 
adiciaccki student iimass. edit. 




Bv Brian Canoxa 

C \ n.Ltl .IAN C ;i iKRtsPl.'NPFNT 

Based on the true story of fight- 
ers Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) 
and half brother Dicky Hcklund 
(C hristian Bale) of Lowell. Mass. 
comes "The Fighter." Amherst 
College graduate David O. Russell 
(Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) 
directs the film. Less about boxing 
than about family. "The Fighter." 
tells the storv' of pride, the people 
you surround yourself with and the 
strength they provide, leading up 
to Micky Ward's shot at the World 
sVelterweight Championship. 
Filmed in just 33 days after near- 
ly four years of preparation. "The 
Fighter" is tragic and triumphant, 
and Bales best performance in 

Dicky Lcklund. the once great 
fighter and pride of Lowell turned 
degenerate crack addict, is shown 
through the lens of an HBO docu- 
mentary filtiiing crew as he weighs 
down those around him, namely 
his younger half-brother. Micky 
Ward. In 1995, HBO Films released 
the documentary "High on Crack 
Street: Lost Lives in Lowell." fea- 
turing a segment following Dicky 
F.cklund. which he believed focused 
on his comeback. Russell brought 
in the HBO filming crew of the 
early 90s to recreate the feel of this 
renowned and harrowing look into 
Crack Street U.S.A. as the crack 
epidemic swept the country. 

The casting is flawless and the 
characters fascinate, each alive 
and real, with Bale's perfomiance 
unquestionably stealing the show. 
The intense fainily dynamic, the 
bitter and resentful gang of sisters, 
and the film's universally powerful 
cast of women stand out. Micky's 
sense of allegiance to his fam- 
ily, and responsibility for their 
incompetence fades after meeting 
Charlene (Amy Adams), a local 
bartender who gives him a sense of 
worth apart from his dysfunctional 

"llie Fighter 
expkires the 
issue of what 
we choose to 
see and 


believe, especially when it involves 
the people we love. The family, 
including seven ever-present sis- 
ters and Micky's mother/manager 
(Melissa Leo) and father, perpetual- 
ly denies Dicky's addiction. Rather 
than help, the family fuels the fan- 
tasy of Dicky's delusional fairy 
tale comeback. There is hardly a 
more heart-wrenching picture than 
Dicky, at the sound of his mother 
knocking on the front door of his 
crack house hideaway, leaping from 
the second story window on the 
opposite side of the triple-decker 
into a pile of trash to run away. His 
mother, accustomed to this behav- 
ior, races around to the back to 
catch him in the act. 

On the brink of losing every- 
thing while looking out for his 
strung-out brother. Micky dis- 
tances himself from his family in 
exchange for paid training with 
professionals. However, despite 
the family tendency to pimp him 
out to sleazeball promoters for a 
quick buck in mismatched fights, 
he's never fully able to let them go. 

"1 want my family. What's 
wrong with that'.'" he cries. As 
much as this is a story about those 
who bring us down, it's also a story 
of tough love and those who hold 
us up. giving us the strength to 

Micky comes to stand on his 
own two feet despite his manag- 
ing mother, crack-addicted brother, 
and tawdry pack of sisters, living 
the dream that's his instead of 
theirs. "The Fighter" is everything 
a viewer could hope for, eliciting 
the raw exciteitient and inspiration 
that only triumph and redemption 
can. The acting is superb, and so is 
the casting. The perfonnances are 
heartbreakingly genuine, the movie 
connects and the story surprises. 
You'll be on the edge of your seat 
from the first punch to the last as 
you ride down Crack Street U.S.A. 
and watch the pride of Lowell 
dance under the lights with the 
inspiration, the heart, and the fight 
that this dream is all about. 

Brian Canova can he reached 
at bcanoxafa student . ttmass.edu. 



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Porttnan shines in 'Black Swan ^ '^""^^^ "55,°"" 

Ol 'RTFSV HIX -iHARl Ml ll .lit I'll n HI - 

By Alicia L-vRosa 

ClULtl.lAN (~l)RRESI\1NnF\t 

"Black Swan," a film directed by Darren 
Aronofsky, is an almost cautionary tale of 
the pressures that come with taking on the 
lead role of the Swan Queen in Swan Lake. 

This Swan Lake is a little different than 
the original, however. In this film, the ballet 
follows the plot of the fairy tale in a con- 
temporary fashion. 

Led in by a dream sequence of Nina 
Sayers (Natalie Portman). the story begins 
with spectacle. Full of shaky camera work 
predominantly following Portman. the set- 
ting shifts from her home, where she lives 
with her domineering, suffocating mother. 
to the dance company she lives for that 
takes her for granted. 

The audience soon learns that a New 
York City ballet company is preparing for 
the production of Swan Lake, choosing to 
cast someone new to replace the current 
star, Beth Maclntyre (Winona Ryder), as 
the Swan Queen the embodiment of both 
the White and Black Swans. There are many 
pressures facing the ballerinas, especially 
Nina, who wants nothing more than to be 
perfect. Her need for perfection is her fatal 
flaw as she never loses herself in a perfor- 
mance because of her neurotic meticulous- 
ness. Her adversary. Lily (Mila Kunis) 
seems better fit for the part. Despite this. 

Lily is tapped to be only the understudy. 
Their characters, contrasted, are like night 
and day. and play upon the idea of the Black 
and White swans or the light and dark in 

Ballet director Thomas Leroy (Vincent 
Cassel) tells Nina she is the embodiment of 
the White Swan during the audition process; 
however, she cannot dare to play the Black 
Swan unless she lets loose and lets go. He 
is reluctant to choose her for the lead role 
until he sees a spark of danger in her reac- 
tion lo his advances. 

"[The danger] makes us so thrilling to 
watch," Thomas encourages Nina in the 
film. "Perfect, even." This sentiment, along 
with Nina's need for perfection, is echoed 
in the final lines of the film. 

Besides the real-life issues of anorexia 
and bulimia, the pursuit of perfection and 
the sexual mistreatment of the young inge- 
nues, Nina has to deal with grand-scale hal- 
lucinations and her waning sanity. As the 
movie progresses, she falls deeper into her 
haunting, yet intriguing madness. 

Portman and Kunis trained in ballet for 
several months prior to filming, and sev- 
eral notable figures from the ballet world 
helped with film production to shape the 
ballet presentation. Portman has admitted 
she was close to starving herself to get into 
character. "I was barely eating, I was work- 
ing 16 hours a day," she told the Daily Mail. 

Despite the unreliability of her character's 
narrative, she most definitely looked the 
part she was playing. 

The biggest complaint about the film, 
apparently, wasn't the melodramatic por- 
trayal, the inaccuracies, or the ugly stereo- 
types. It was that "there was not enough 
dancing." (ioing out to clubs the night 
before a performance'.' Not even that was 
the frontrunner of discrepancies, fhe most 
dancing in the film was the final perfor- 
mance, which left dance enthusiasts a little 
put out. 

The ending is a bit predictable only 
if you're paying close attention (watch 
the trailer again after seeing the film). 
Regardless, this film pushes the plains of 
reality so far that it makes a person unsure 
of what to actually believe. 

If blood bothers you, steer clear ol this 
movie. However, if you can look past it to 
the raw emotional and psychological con- 
tent, this movie is definitely one that will 
have you at the edge of your seat, waiting 
for reality to rear its ugly head. 

"Black Swan" is up for many awards, 
and has won a great deal already thanks 
to the stunning performance of Natalie 
Portman, as well as the rest of the cast. The 
film is currently in the running for four 
(jolden Globe Awards. 

Alicia l.aRo.sa can he reached at alarn- 
sa(a student umass.edu. 

HARPOON from page 6 

malt, but also local Baker's choco- 
late to give It a nice cocoa flavor 
fhis beer is thick, dark and slightly 
bitter, and without 1(H) much sweet- 
ness it isn't chocolaly enough to 
make you think you're having des- 
sert. Those who want a real cacao 
kick would be advised to try Sam 
Adam's ( hoc()lale Bock instead, 
but if you have never hud candy 
in >t)ur stout before, this is a good 
place to get your feet wet 

For every change in the winds. 
Harpoon, like many other craft 
brewers, concocts a seasonal beer to 
lit the weather fhe Wintci Wanner 
is the current seasonal, a medium- 
dark offering for the cold New 
Lngland months. It is the second- 
oldest winter beer in the IS and 
boasts a robust profile of nutmeg, 
cinnamon and caramel, giv ing it the 
impression ot a spiced apple pie 

In addition to the usual siv-pack 
beers. Harpoon also makes two 
lines t)f specially-crafted brews lor 
limited release: the Leviathan line, 
which comes in four-packs, and the 
l(l((-Barrel Series, which are sold in 
22 ()/ bottles only 

fhe Leviathan beers, like iheir 
sea-monster namesake, are big. wet 
and powerful While a dilTerent 
batch is brewed evcr\' three to four 
months, there are certainly com- 
mon themes, including a nine per- 
cent or greater alcohol content and 
ambitious amounts of flavor fhe 
current iteration is the leviathan 

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profile IS drinkable onlv ■ 
a heavy backbone of mull sv, jc: 
ness. Because of ihe stifTbiiteinss 
this beer may not be fur evetyiK 
but those who have • i«nl patsion 
tor hops would do well '■ '■ ivl c 

I he final categurv 
l(M)-liaiiel Series. As the ii.tnu. ..,; 
gesls. each batch of beer in ihis line 
IS a unique creation, und only HMi 
barrels are ever produced. \-;\d) 
brcvscr on slatl is given his "i';: 
and allowed to create a new'reeip*. 
from the ground up, with plenis ft 
lreedi>in to experiment Thi- h 
rent session on the mu 
oak-aged Dunkle, a creaii 
beer and turicnily in lli> 
IS a niaple-wheal style b,' 
real Vermont maple 

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beers produced by ' ' 
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UM earn a pair of A- 10 conference victories 

M HOOPS from page 10 

Scilhcr if.iin could liTid the basket m the see- 
oikI hiilt. with the livers shmHing ^M'or-.M and 
UMiis-. sluHitin(j! 4-l"or-l7 in the game's final 20 

• li v^.,l^ the v^.iy \\e had lo play lo try and come 
out vMili a weliiry," Kellogg said. "Just a good 
icain ciVoil where the I'lus bouuhi m\o the game 
plan we had put in 

"It was an ugly y.iiiie. but it was the way we 
• ill It lo be.'" C'orreia said "We want it lo be 

, VSc want It lo not KM)k right. We want tlieni 

.1 ^••iirii>cd a lillle bit, |and| our game plan 

.iiiiii |Hn>i shooting plaguing the Minuteinen. 
■ Kiss tound a heavy amount ol'aid from the Iree 
;hti>w line in the seeond half going 20-loi-27. as 
I I) Icll into loul tiouble early on. 

I uriherniore. TMass kept up the deleiisive 
kinpo to not allow the Flyers lo make runs as the 
Minuteinen held UI) oflon many transition plays. 

■| thought we were as lough on the defensive 
:loor as we have been all year," Kellogg said. 

Along with going lo the free throw line and 
iioidiiig olf the Myers' otl'ense, I Mass played a 
diHerent style of basketball than typically seen. 
I he Miiiutemen passed the ball several times 
hetoiv making runs at the hoop and watered dow n 
ihe shot clock on each possession. 

■| thought some of the guys were a liltle more 
■Itective in this style." Kellogg said. 

(iurley (15 points, four rebounds), who was 
silent in the first half with lour points and two 
rebounds, lit up as he added 1 1 points lo the 
UMass campaign in the second hall. 

t'orrcia made his return lo the UMass lineup, 
playing 27 minutes and sconng five p»iinls with 
three assists. 

CCSU 92 - UMass 63 

I osing by 2^ points probably wasn't the way 
Kellogg and the rest of the Minulemen lineup 
wanted lo stan Ihe new year. 

Ihe damage to I 'Mass was dune early on, as 
the Hlue Devils came out of Ihe gale with a i^-^ 
run that put the Minulemen loo far behind. 

C'CSL had a loi of help on Ihe ort'ensive side 
of the floor w itli three of its players scoring 20 or 
more points on the Minulemen. The Blue Devils 
were led by kobbv I'tacek, who tied his career- 
high of 26 |K)ints Sheinik I'hompson and Ken 
Morton btilh scored 24 points. 

(iurley once again led the Minulemen in scor- 
ing with IK points, but tound a lot of help on Ihe 
scoring end from Putney, who nabbed a career- 
high 14 points 

1 he Minulemen couldn't find a way lo score 
as well as the Blue Devils, shiKUing 24-for-5K (41 
percent), including .1-for-17 from beyond Ihe are. 
(.C'Sl looked to be Ihe opposite, scoring 31-for- 
55 (56 percent), as well as shol over SO percent 
Iroin the charitv stripe 

UMass 71 - BU 54 

Ihe Minulemen closed out 2010 with a con- 
vincing 71-54 vicioiy o\er the Terriers at the 
Mul litis C 'enter. 

Ihe contest was not any nomial encounter 
either, as (iurley earned his l.(KK)th point against 
Bl ' oil' of a free throw (iurley is now the 42nd 
player to score over I. (MM) points for UMass. 

While (iurley led the Minulemen with 21 
points, the lerriers had three players in triple 
digits, which had l,'Mass reeling for awhile. 

V\iih 1(1 minutes lert in the game, the 
Minulemen opened up W as the UMass scored 
I ^-straight points to pull away I'rom the Terriers. 
Ihe run was linished with a voracious slam by 
Sean C arler, who finished Ihe game with four 
points and a pair of blocks. 

Compared lo its opponent, UMass played suc- 
cessfully from the field, going 22-for-6l. while 
BU shot l«-fbr-57. 

Successful .Vpoint opportunities aided the 
Minulemen. as they scored just as many 3-pi)int- 
ers (five) in the second half as BU did over the 
entire 40 minutes. 

Additionally. UMass found help from the 

charity stripe, as they shot 1 5-for- 1 6 in the second 


UCF 64 - UMass 59 

UMass had a 7-0 start lo its season before the 
undefeated run was spoiled by Boston College. 

(Jn Dec. 22, Ihe Minulemen came close lo 
ending No. 24 Central Florida's undefeated 
streak, but fell, 64-59, in a game that went down 
to the wire. 

"I thought that was a pretty good college bas- 
ketball game," Kellogg said. "It looked as though 
both teams were really competing and fighting to 
w in the basketball game." 

"It's a frustrating loss, we didn't convert down 
the stretch," Ciurley said. "We're going through a 
tough stretch right now but we've got lo bounce 
back. It's just a process. We've got lo put it all 
together next time." 

With under four minutes remaining, UMass 
found itself down five points lo the Golden 
Knights (11-0) with a heavy amount of momen- 
tum heading into a timeout. 

Despite Gurley draining a 3-pointcr and guard 
Daryl Traynham taking an elbow to gain pos- 
session, the Minulemen could not pull enough 
strings together to defeat UCF with the Golden 
Knights, putting UMass to bed with key free 
throws from Marcus Jordan. 

The game was nothing Uxj unfamiliar from the 
UMass side. Just as he had been doing in earlier 
games this season, (iurley led the Minulemen 
with 17 points, three steals and three rebounds 

With C'orreia out because of a stomach virus. 
Traynham got the start for UMass at the point 
guard position. The freshman guard did not dis- 
appoint as he earned five points and the same 
amount in assists and rebounds. 

"The pieces are there, it's just now pulling 
them together and getting them to play the right 
way," Kellogg said. "They're a team ihals figur- 
ing out ways to win which is something that we'll 
have to keep in our repertoire." 

Herh Sihhncr can be reached at hschhne(a, 
student, wmiss. edu. 

CiuarJ Javorn Farreli bodies up against a Dayton defender earlier thu> 
season. Farreli was a part of a troubled Minuteman i>ffense. 

Ball movement, shooting 
woes trouble Minutemen 

UMass begins A- 10 play 

OFFENSE from page 10 

10 Ihe point where despite rank- 
ing third in the conference in 
turnover margin at plus 3.14, 
UMass' assist lo turnover ratio 
of OK is tied for last in the A-IO 
along with Saint Bonaveniure 
and Charlotte. 

The ball movement for the 
Minulemen reached a low-point 
in their loss against Central 

Connecticut, when they distrib- 
uted a total of two assists for the 
entire contest. 

"That's a little frustrating 
when you were a point guard 
or a guy who look care of the 
basketbaJI and then your team 
doesn't exaclly play the way 
you play at times," Kellogg said 
after the loss about the stagnant 
ball movement. "That's me. I 
have to make sure I'm spending 
lime with the guards on how lo 

get open and how lo be tougher. 
I think that's a work-in-progress 
by any stretch of the imagina- 
tion and something that's going 
lo take a little lime." 

As UMass gels deeper into its 
conference schedule and plays 
stronger programs, it will look 
lo be more consistent on the 
offensive end lo make a case for 
ihe postseason. 

Jay Asser can he reached at 
josser(a sliuk'itt umass.edu. 




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W. HOOP from page 10 

of the game at\er that. 

Katelyn VanderhofT led the attack 
in the second half for the Black 
Bears, sinking five shots from the 
perimeter. With two minutes remain- 
ing Maine held its largest lead of 
the night 61-52. Scores by Zullo 
and Watson cut the deficit to two in 
the final 30 seconds but Ashleigh 
Roberts iced both of her free throws 
to seal the victory for the Black Bears 
with 1 1 seconds lef\. 

J. Watson had 14 points, seven 
rebounds, four a.ssists and four blocks 
for UMa-ss. The Minutewomen how- 
ever was outboarded 46-31, includ- 
ing 19-10 on Ihe offensive glass. 

UMa.ss' second game over winter 
break resulted in a 78-72 victory 
over Miami of Ohio in the Mullins 
Center Five Minutewomen scored in 
double-figures for the first time since 

UMa.ss overcame a 17-point defi- 
cit to snap the Red Hawks six-game 
win streak. Mosrgove, Montgomery, 
Watson, Zullo and Robinson all were 
in double figures. The Red Hawks 
held their largest lead 26-9 with 
under 10 minutes remaining in the 

first half The Minutewomen cut the 
deficit to nine points trailing at the 

In the second half UMass went 
off for 50 points in the half, the 
first lime since Nov. 2(K)7 that has 
happened, fhe Minutewomen went 
on a 14-4 nin lo help close the gap 
and Montgomery's ihree point play 
gave UMass its first lead 42-41 With 
seven minutes remaining UMass 
went on a 15-2 run to retake the lead. 
The Red Hawks trailed by just one 
with over a minute remaining but 
clutch free-throw shooting sealed the 
win for the Minutewomen. 

"It was an awesome win, 1 think 
they are a tremendous team and are 
very skilled," s;iid Haw ley. "We ju.st 
said keep fighting and plugging away 
on d|ef'ensej and we'll come back " 

UMass opened their winter break 
with their third win of the season 
coming against Wagner. Once again, 
UMass rallied from a 17-point deficit 
to ultimately defeat the Seahawks 

Robinson was magic in Ihe final 
eighl minutes of ihe game, scoring 1 1 
of the team's 20 pt)ints and grabbing 
seven of 1 1 rebounds lo close out the 
game. Robinson finished the contest 
with a team best 22 points and a 

career best 1 2 boards. 

Zullo and Walson were both in 
double-figures while Montgomery 
distributed the ball well with 10 
assists. UMass jumped out to an 
early lead due lo a 14-2 run but gave 
It back as the Sealiawks countered 
with a 20-4 mn over a span of just 
under five and a half minutes. The 
Seahawks shot nearly ^1 percent in 
the first half compared to Ihe UMass' 
3X7 percent. 

UMass won the game scoring 
14 consecutive points lo close the 
ctinlest. highlighted by Robinson's 
perfomiance down-low. including 
the game-winning bucket with 32 
seconds left lo play. The bench play 
of the Minutewomen were impres- 
sive chipping in for 27 f>i.)ints 

"We talked at half^ime about 
solidifying Ihe defense and isolat- 
ing Ihe post a lillle bit Ix'tter on the 
block, " Dawley said "I thought it 
was a great team comeback." 

The Minutewomen linished their 
non-conference schedule with a 4-1 1 
rcvord and are into their .A- 10 confer- 
ence schedule. UMass w ill be tested 
on Jan 16. as they face conference 
powerhouse Xavier. 

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at mcounos(a. student. umass. edu. 

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Quote of the Day 

We can categorically state that we have not released 
man-eating badgers into the area. 

—Major Mike Shearer M M 

aquanus jan 20 feb. le 

So you've probably heard the zodiac is 
different now. Well, here at the Comics 
page, we don't care about that at all. 

piSCeS Feb. 19 - Mar. 20 

In the words of the great Shakespeare, 
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Good news: There will be no more "This 
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Ophluchus- Get over yourself. 
Astrophysics hardly conforms to your 
meaningless existence. 

gemini may. 2i-jun. 21 

Did anyone see "Black Swan" over break? 
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cancer jun. 22 - m. 22 

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Dear freshmen, you have no freaking 
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Four steps for UMass draws even over break 


UM field hockey 

SitKc Justine St)wrv look the head coaching job for the 
MaN-wnhu-sctLs field htvkey leain back m 2(K)7, she repeated 
one goal: to take the pcugrain to the next 

B. And in tixir short years, she did just 

1^ that. 
M With news coming over winter break 
^M iliai SowTV will he iTK)ving on to coach 
H l.iHiis\ ille. where she was an assistant 
H coach troiii l'AiS-2(X)2. the .-Xustralia 
F] native finishes one of the shtirtcsl and 
nu)st successftil coaching tenures in the 
progr>uii's history. 

Durmg her time at UMass, Sowiy 
w;is .Atlantic 10 Ctxjch of the Year three 
times iuid Naiimial field Hockey Collegiate Association 
Northeast Region C oach of the Year twice. She ptwted a 
58-3 1 record, all w hile facing a brutal non-confea-nce sched- 
ule, and doiniiwled the A- 10 with a 22-4 record and three 
conlerence titles. 

At the same time, what Sowry did for the UMass field 
hocke> pn>gram isn't in the nuinbers (and she has some great 
numbers). Rather, it's the way she took a pa)gram that was 
stuck in a ml and turned it into a cimfercnce juggernaut in just 
tour steps. 

But what d(K-s it take U) ge« to the next level? You know 
it when vou m.-c it. 

Step one: Dominate the first level 

In 2007. the Minutewomen were coming off of a 6-14 
season and were picked third in the conference. Sowry went 
into hcT first season w ith w hiit would turn out to be her most 
experienced rosier, which tcatured seniors trin O'Brien, 
Becky Lcloumeau and Kristina LXiRosario, and started out 
with an K-K record. Still, tlie team showed flashes of excel- 
lence, especially in one-goal losses to powerhouses Syracuse 
and Connecticut. 

UMass turned it on in A- 10 play, going 6-1 and winning 
its first conference championship since 2001. A week later. 
SowTv would earn her first win agaiast a ranked team. No. 
1 7 Princetim in the NCAA play-in game. Once in the tourna- 
ment. The Minutewomen faced off against the same UConn 
team they'd almost upset earlier in the season, but were 
ousted in a 4- 1 defeat. 

It was a huge step for Sowry in her coaching tenure. But 
with many of her key players leaving for graduation, Sowry 's 
second season was going to be as big a challenge as her fir«. 

Step two: Do it agam. 

The 200X Minutewomen featured three seniot^i and a 
whole lot of youth. Seniors Katelyn Orlandt), Mary Shea and 
Erin Parker along with junit)r transter Jill Powers represented 
a strong experienced front-to-mid. Meanwhile, sophomore 
defenders Jackie Tail and Jaime Boura/eris along with fresh- 
man Nikki PanciiKco were part of a taw backfield along with 
sopk>nK)rv captain Makaela Potts playing anywtee fnm\ 
fiillback 10 midlield. Highly-touted (reshman goalkeeper 
Alesha Widdall also played a vital role. 

While the fixindatitm of the 2008 Minutewomen was 
iLs experienced core of upperclassmen, the team's success 
was still in questioa as it relied heavily on Sowry 's first two 
recmiting classes. Questions didn't last long. 

The defense that was expected to be a crutch, quickly 
became a solid unit, which, combined w ilh a stilid offense, 
led by Orlando, the eventual A- 10 offensise player of the 
year The Minutewomen cruised to a 17-5 record, mirror- 
ing the team's success from a year ago, again making the 
NCAA Tournament 

Once again, though, UMass made strung upset bids 
against UConn and SyraciLse, but fell short and again were 
knocked txit of the tiKimamcnt by one of the two power- 
houses. Iliis lime Svrdcuse 

Step three: Take on the best. 

The 20(W Minutewomen came in with high expectalioas 
and an agend;i to take their place among the top teams in 
tlie country. With a win against No. 9 Iowa iind 7-1 tJirash- 
ing of Qiiinnipiac. liMass was No. 9 in the country and 
ready to make a statement agaiast No. 6 Syracuse. The 
Minutewomen fell short 5-2. 

The next week. Sowry 's lOth-ranked Minutewoinen 
went in against their other foe. No. 7 UConn. Again, they fell 
short, losing 3-0. 

The Minutewomen appeared to be accomplishing one of 
Sowry's goals in taking on the nation's best. However, they 
fell short on the most impottani gtxil: a conference title. 

UMass slumped from a Top 10 team to going 3-3 in 
the A- 10. barely making it into the conference tournament, 
eventualK losing to Richmond in the championship game. 

In her third vcar. Sown' had taken the Minutewomen one 
step shy of the next le%ei. iuid it was all too apparent who'd 
they have to beat 

Step four: Beat the best. 

The 2010 Miiiiiiewornen came in as a balanced team: 
senior Katie Kell\ leading the forwards. Potts leading the 
midfield. Btnira/ens leading the defense and Widdall emerg- 
ing as one of the country's lop goalies. However, early season 
losses to Indiana and Boston University put a damper on 
early expectations. 

A week later. L'Mass played another close one-goal game 
with UConn, a "ripsnorter" as Sowry would call it. But this 
time, tlie Minutewomen won 1-0. A few weeks later, they 
hosted their other nemesis, the Orange, and beat them too. 
2-0, making that two propain-defining wins in a year. 

In between. UMass suffered a loss to top-ranked 

Still, the Minutewomen were on a roll and cruised 
to another A- 10 chjunpionship but stumbled to a loss to 
Stanford in the NCAA play-in game. 

UMass still made the tournament, but barely, 
facing off against No. I overall seed Maryland 
again, losing 4-2. 

Sowry's coaching performance in her four years 
was nothing but impressive. The coach's challenges 
ranged from managing a brand new roster, to balancing 
youth, to dealing with high expectations. Yet. through 
it all. the Minutewomen beat the teams they were sup- 
posed ic heal and showed up against the teams they had 
no business being in. 

Sometimes, the next level isn't always a national 
championship Sometimes, it's not even a playoff win. 
But those are the sixth and fifth steps, respectively. 

Not every program can go there, though. Given a 
few more years, perhaps the Minutewomen could make 
it to that level For now. though, they're sitting where 
Justine Sowry loft ihcni. looking way down at that team 
picked third in the contcrencc and staring UConn right 
in the eye 

That's the next level. 

Nick O'Malley i.\ a Collegian ti>him)u^i He < an he 

reached at nomalleyia \iudeni umass.edu. 

By Herb Scribner 

Ci>lib;ian Stafi^ 

Guard Anthony Gurley drives to the hinip against Dayton. Gurley 
continued his hot streak by scoring 12 points in each UMass game. 

Even though the Massachusetts men's bas- 
ketball team drew even with its six games over 
the break (three wins, three losses), the team 
can walk back on campus with two convincing 
Atlantic 10 victories under its belt. 

The break featured a very up-and-down set 
of contests for the Minutemen ( 10-6, 2-1 A- 10) 
Plagued by shooting woes and failed defensive 
stops, UMass picked up from the charity stripe 
and found different and less conventional ways 
of winning. 

UMass 74 - LA SALLE 71 

(Jn Saturday, the Minutemen finished off the 
break with a defensise effort that held off a late 
La Salle run, as they defeated the Explorers. 

"It's nice to see the guys share the basket- 
ball, have a great attitude and compete at a 
pretty good level and they come away with a 
victory," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. 

UMass jumped ahead of La Salle (8-10, 0-3 
A- 10) in the first half, holding a lO-point lead at 
the end of the first 20 minutes of play. 

For the Minutemen. assists played a large 
part in shaping the game, and it was a career- 
high night for Javom Farrell and Gary Correia 
with assists, earning five and seven assists, 

"We shared the basketball," Kellogg said. 
■•|n transition 1 thought we had stime good 
plays. What we did was, we dropped the ball off 
to the big guy and he finished." 

Much of the Minutemen scoring came ft-om 
inside the paint, w ith 54 of its 74 points com- 
ing from inside the painted square. Sean Carter 
controlled the paint with 1 5 points, as did Terrell 
Vinson with 1 1 points, both season-highs. 

Guard Anthony Gurley headed the 
Minutemen in points for yet another game with 
20 points. Gurley 's play proved influential with 
three minutes. 42 seconds left in the game as his 
3-point score snapped a 12-5 LSU run and gave 
UMass enough insurance to finish the game. 

"It's nice that he had some help tonight, " 
Kellogg said. "1 thought tonight Anthony just 
played within the team." 

Conuary to the games it played earlier in the 
break, the Minutemen shot well from the field 

(50.8 percent), although struggled from beyond 
the arc (18.8 percent). 

UMass also didn't meet the bar it set in terms 
of free throw shooting either, as it shot just over 
64 percent. 

Xavier 79 - UMass 50 

Despite holding a deadlock for the majority 
of the first half. UMass succumbed to a late 21-4 
run in the first 20 minutes to eventually fall, 
79-50, to the Musketeers. 

"I thought our guys competed pretty hard, 
but we were a little overmatched physically," 
Kellogg said. "Kudos to Xavier, I thought Ihcy 
were definitely the better team tonight " 

The game was knotted up until XU (11-5, 
3-0 A- 10) started a run that put the Minutemen 
scoreless for the final 4:30 of the half 

Musketeer guard Tu Holloway scored 15 
points for the Musketeers in the first half, 
including 1 1 points in a four-minute span. 

"I thought Tu Holloway dominated the game 
from the point guard position," Kellogg said. 

Things didn't slow down in the second half, 
as UMass allowed a 13-0 run within the first 
eight minutes to trail, 60-33. The deficit built 
up even higher to 33 points with just under four 
minutes left in the game. 

Gurley led the Maroon and White for the 
14th time in the last 15 games with 12 points, an 
amount that the senior has earned in every game ^ 
this season. 

Gurley had little help from the rest of the 
UMass lineup except for Carter (nine poinU, 
five rebounds) and Freddie Riley (seven points). 

UMass 55 • DAYTON 50 

The Minutemen could not have handpicked 
a better way to start off Atlantic 10 play than 
by defeating Dayton, last season's Njitjoii^l 
Invitational Tournament champions. 

O" Jan. 9, the Minutemen (9-5, 1-0 A-10) 
battled the Flyers (14-5, 2-2 A-10) down to the 
very last tick of the clock, defeating their first 
A-10 opponent of this season, 55-50. 

While UMass stayed ahead of the Flyers 
in the second half in rout to victory, it wasn't 
without UD playing persistent basketball that 
kept the two sides knotted for the majority of the 

See M.HOOPS on page 8 

Offensive struggles plague Minutemen 

By Jay Asser 
CoLLEt'.iAN Staff 

The winter weather has cooled off the 
Massachusetts men's basketball offense 
as of late, an offense that got off to a 
blistering start in the first month of the 

After scoring 66 points in each of 
their first eight games, the Minutemen 
(9-5, 1-0 Atlantic 10) topped that mark 
only three times in the past seven con- 
tests, five of which were losses. 

As a team, UMass is shooting 40.7 
percent from the field this season, rank- 
ing them llth in the conference. When 
the Minutemen step back behind the 
3-point line, their numbers drop signifi- 
cantly lo 27.9 percent, placing them dead 
last in the A-10. 

In their five losses, UMass is shoot- 
ing 36.6 percent from the field and 21.3 
percent from long range. 

Ironically, the Minutemen earned 
arguably their most important win of the 
season in their opening game of A-10 
play against Dayton with their worst 
shooting performance. 

Both offenses struggled mightily, as 
UMass shot 27.3 percent from the field 
and 16.7 percent from 3-point land, while 
the Flyers converted 28.6 percent of their 
shots, including 19.2 percent from deep. 

The Minutemen were able to grind 
out the victory on the strength of a 
41-31 rebounding edge and 29 made 
free throws. Nevertheless, UMass coach 
Derek Kellogg reiterated that the offense 
had to be more patient and take better 

"We needed to have a little more sta- 
bility on the offensive end of the fioor 
w here we're not turning the ball over and 
worse than that, taking shots within the 
first four seconds." Kellogg said. 

While the offense has struggled, guard 
Anthony Gurley is helping to keep the 
Minutemen afioat as the leading scorer 
in his senior season. Gurley is averaging 
20.0 points per game, joining Andrew 
Nicholson of Saint Bonaventure and Tu 
Holloway of Xavier as the only players 
in the league in the 20-point club. 

The shooting struggles of the team 
haven't seemed to affect Gurley, who 
is stroking the net at a 40.4 percent rate 
from behind the arc and 49.3 percent 
from the field, both career highs. 

After Gurley however, the Minutemen 
have no scorer who averages double 
digits. Furthermore, only three UMass 
players (Terrell Vinson. Sean Carter and 
Hashim Bailey) are shooting above 40 
percent from the field, while guard Gary 
Correia is the only other Minuteman who 
owns a 3-point percentage over 30. 

Along with the shooting difficulties, 
the offense has been more reliant on indi- 
vidual efforts, as illustrated by their low 
assist numbers. 

UMass has 155 assists over 14 games 
for an average of 1 1 . 1 helpers per contest. 
That mark is the lowest in any one season 
over the past decade for the Minutemen. 
Comparatively. Duquesne has 268 assists 
in the same amount of games for an aver- 
age of 19.1 to lead the A-10. 

The assist numbers are low enough 

See OFFENSE on page 8 

Guard Gary Correia drives to the net against Dayton. Corriea led the 
UMass offense that struggled to find the hoop in the last half. 

Dawley <Sl Co. win 4 of 
last 6 games over break 

By MiicnAti CoL'NtJS 

CoiLEciiAN Staff 

The Massachusetts women's basket- 
ball team has been productive over the 
winter break, winning four of its la.st six 
games to extend their record to 5- 1 1 over- 

UMass most recently began their 
Atlantic 10 conference schedule with a 
victory over Rhixle Island. Sophomore 
center Jasmine Watson and senior Cerie 
Mosgrove led the attack, as both pitched 
in with double-doubles to overcome the 
Rams, 75-64. The Rams fell to 6-9 over- 
all, while both Watson and Mosgrove 
.set career-highs in points with 27 and 21 
respectively. Mosgrove shot 7-for-9 fh)m 
the perimeter, tying a school record for 
most three pointers in a single game. The 
duo led the team in retxiunds as well with 
Watson grabbing 1 2 boards and Mosgrove 
securing 1 1 . 

Sophomore Shakia Robinson had 14 

points, five boards and a career-high five 
assists. UMass took a commanding lead 
with 8:16 left in the first half, going on 
a 24-10 mn. to take a 33-23 lead into the 
intermission. The Minutewomen made 
their living from the perimeter shoot- 
ing 56.3 percent as well as 40 percent 
shooting iroin the floor overall. UMass 
capitali/'efl on second chance opportuni- 
ties, oiiiscoring the Rams 20-8 on second 
chance points. 

"1 thought it was a great team win, 
I liked our offense and I liked how we 
shared thi' basketball and I don't think 
there was any selfish offense at all." 
UMass coach Sharon Dawley said. 

URl was led by Megan Shonikcr, scor- 
ing 34 points. Shoniker was impressive 
at the free-throw line, making l3-of-l4 
attempts Lara Gaspar had nine points and 
seven rebounds while Caitlin Keams fin- 
ished w ith seven ptiints and six rebounds. 

On Jan. 5, the Minutewomen rolled 
over Holy Cross with a 75-50 blowout 

w in at Curry Hicks Cage. The Maroon and 
White played in the cage for the first time 
since Dec. 2004, picking up the programs 
fifth-straight win in the venue. 

Watson led the team with 23 points and 
1 1 boards in a double-double effort. Junior 
Emilie Teuscher, senior Megan Zullo and 
Mosgrove all were in double-figures as 
well. Mosgrove registered her first career 
double-double and missed a triple-double 
by just three assists. 

UMass took an eight-point lead into 
the break but came out of the locker 
riwm hot. going on a 1 9-2 run to put the 
game out of reach for the Cmsaders The 
Minutewomen led by more than 20 for the 
last 1 5 minutes of the game. UMass shot 
41 perceht from the floor including an 
1 1 -for-25 3-point performance. 

UMass was strong defensively, limit- 
ing the Cmsaders to just under 29 percent 
shiKiting and under 18 percent fi-om the 
perimeter UMass also capitalized on their 
opponent's mistakes, scoring 25 points off 

•'1 thought we made a lot of progress 
tonight. (There were] a lot of turnovers in 
the first half, but I thought we came out 
and did a much better job in the second 
half," Dawley said. 

The Minutewomen began 2011 with 
an 83-70 loss to Harvard in Boston on 

Jan. 2. UMass shot over 56 percent in 
the second half but could not overcome a 
poor first half performance as they fell to 
the Crimson for their eleventh loss of the 
season. UMass shot just 20 percent ft'om 
the floor in the first half, although Zullo 
continued her offensive outburst with her 
1 1 th consecutive game in double-figures, 
finishing with 17. 

With under 1 minutes left in the open- 
ing half, the Crimson outscored UMass 
22-6. Harvard held a 39-22 edge at the 
half The Crimson extended their lead to 
22 before UMass went on a 15-5 run to 
help close the gap but it was not enough. 

"We came out way tiKi flat and got in 
Hx) much of a hole against a very good 
team," Dawley said. 

Montgomery and Mosgrove each had 
1 1 points while the down-low presence of 
Robinson and Watson each dropped eight 
points apiece. 

Against Maine, UMass fell 66-62 in 
a back-and-forth battle that featured six 
ties and 1 1 lead changes. Freshman Talen 
Watson drained a three at the bu/zer to tie 
the game ai 28 going into the locker room. 
With 12 minutes remaining UMass led 
43-42 but would lose the lead for the rest 

See WHOOPS on page 8 




HIGH: 27 LOW: 14 


I lUKSDAY, JANUARY 20, 201 1 

Dorm fire destroys rooms; no one injured 

By Alvssa CRtAVitR &. 
Brian Canova 

C(.1LL1;1.1AN STAKH 

The night before spring semes- 
ter classes began at the University 
of Massachusetts, the Amherst 
Fire Department responded lo 
a damaging fire on the fourth 
tloor of the low-rise Cance. a 
Southwest residential building 
No one was injured. 

Assistant Chief Lindsay 
Stromgren said the fire was 
believed to have originated 
from a candle in an unoccupied 
room, and that all other pos- 
sibilities need to be ruled out. 

The fire began in room 471 
and sprinklers contained the fire 
to the room. The water from the 
sprinkler system damaged areas 
throughout the fourth fioor and 
the hallways of the third fioor. 
One attack line was used lo put 
the rest of the fire out in the room. 

Stromgren explained a com- 
mon misconception about the 
heat-activated sprinkler systems 
is that when one goes ofl. they all 
go off. Only the sprinkler in room 
471 went ofL However, the water 
spilled out of the room, damaging 
the carpet of the entire fourth fioor 
and the hallways of the third fioor. 

"VVhat's interesting, from an 
educational standpoint, is that we 
searched the rooms on the third 
and fourth floors to make sure 
that nobody was still in them and 
we found another candle in a third 
floor room." said Stromgren. "We 
know the University has a policy 
against candles but people are 
obviously not following it." 

"I'm just glad nobody's 
hurt," said Lddie Hull, executive 
director of housing at U'Mass. 
"A fire is the worst night- 
mare for someone in my role." 

"The alarms were going off 
and 1 heard people saying this is 

not a drill," said Raquel LeBlanc, 
a freshman chemistry major and 
Cance resident, who was in the 
building at the time of the fire. 
"There was smoke in the hall- 
way and thick black smoke was 
piling through the window." 

Four crews were called to the 
scene, including a student crew, 
an off-duty crew, a rescue truck 
and the chief officers. Fearing 
Street was closed down during 
the fire, re-opening just after nine 

UMass Facilities stated in a 
message to a Collegian reporter, 
"News OlTice tells us that some- 
one using a candle on the 4th 
fl[oor] caught a shade on fire; 
sprinklers came on (as designed, 
but lots of water); building evacu- 
ated; all hut 28-30 returned to 
the building, with remaining put 

See FIRE on page 3 

SGA pres. plans and 
discusses new projects 

Amherst firefi';hters responded to the seene at Cance Hall in Southwest shortly after the fire was reported. 
Water from the dorm riK»m's sprinkler Mcixd into the third floor, causing additional damaKc. 

Amherst residents return to 
Cambodia to support project 

By Sam Hayxs 

Coatoi.\N Staff 

As the new semester begins, so does the 
Student Government Association's new term The 
SGA looks to follow up the fall semester success 
with new projects, new initiatives, and a new 

"We have some big goals." said SGA President 
Brandon Tower about the approaching semester. 

The pre iilent's hi^gesi goal is the SCA's 
Affordability and Accessibility Initiative. Tower 
said the initiative is the SG.A's plan to use money 
controlled by the student government and use it 
"to enact policies that will simply make college 
more affordable for the students we represent" 

"This initiative is about putting money back 
into students' pockets." Said Tower. According 
to Tower, the SGA does not intend to lower fees, 
but rather utilize the SGA's Ways and Means 
Committee's S2 million budget to the best of the 
senate's abilities. The 22-year-old political sci- 
ence major also outlined the "withdrawal option" 
which would allow students that have enough 
undergraduate credits to drop a class at any time 
before final exams with "no questions asked." 

In addition. Tower said the senate is attempt- 
ing lo get more students on-campus jobs as well 
as launching an online textbook swap between 
students. He said there is a "very real possibility a 
student could get a textbook absolutely free. And 
it's something we're really excited about." 

As a senior. Tower will not be eli- 
gible to run for re-election this spring. 
"Until Apr. I, I'm still the President." said 
Tower, "and I will still be working around the 
clock to push the Affordability and Accessibility 
Initiative, finalize the Code of Student Conduct 
recommendations and implement the withdrawal 


The Student Government Association is currently 
undertsoing several drafts of possible policies and 
ideas designed to help the student W»\y. 

option policy." 

"The window of opportunity is closing rapidly. 
The last two months fiy by, especially with elec- 
tions approaching, so we're working as fast as 
we can until we're out of office to complete what 
we've set out to do, " he continued. 

Although he will not campaign. Tower said the 
"next President is really going to have to rebuild 
relations w ith the Town of Amherst and work to 
reform some of the unreasonable town alcohol by- 
laws ... 1 think this will be a pivotal issue in the 
spring ■ 1 1 election." 

See SGA on page 2 

1J^ NaNC V PlLRCl; 

Ci-ilLl ' 'iAN CJciRKt'-ri iM 'I s I 

Sokha and Ny Mao are a 
couple on a charitable journey. 

As mainlainers for Housing 
and Residence life at the 
University of Massachusetts 
Sokha and Ny left with triends 
on Jan. 5 for Cambodia in hopes 
of seeing the progress of a proj- 
ect they were compelled to start 
back in 2003. 

According to Mai> Saycr, 
long-time-friend and once a co- 
worker to the Maos. Sokha and 
Ny Mao fled trom Cambodia 
to the United States as refu- 
gees in 1981 as a result of the 
mass genocide under the Pol Pot 

In 2003. the couple. \w\\ 
residing in Amhersi. returned 
to their homeland. Saver said 
they were appalled by their 
former home's horrid condi- 
tions and were inspired to take 
action. With the help of .^aye^ 
and neighbors Ruth Ha<zard 
and Claude Pelletier. the Maos 
formed the Cambodia Water 

This project raised almost 
$10,000 for the purchase of over 
100 toilets and the construction 
of ponds and wells. Some of 
the areas the project is involved 
with are Omani. (^nk. Pursat. 
Kaodak. Prey Totand and Troh 
Pan Chann. 

Sayer, a member on the 
Board of the Cambodia Water 

Project, was moved to join these 

"I started out because J 
knew Ny and Sokha. and (he 
more 1 read about (the project]. 
It became something I reallv 
wanted lo do." she said. 

Sayer befriended the Maos 
while working with them 19 
years ago ai the Common 
School on South Pleasaiil St in 

She said, since the mass 
genocide, which wiped out a 
quarter of the population, a lot 
of the villages were destroyed 
and as a result, a lot of the 
people fled C ambodia. 

"People with skills were 
either refugees or killed, so 
ihore was very little expertise 
on rebuilding," she said 

Because of the devastation in 
I ambodia. Sayer wanted to give 

She explained that she. along 
with the rest of the board, com- 
municates with monks in the 
villages to identify what the 
people need The board then 
figures a budget from the money 
they raised that year to map 
out a plan. Sayer emphasized 

See WATER on page 3 

Members of the Cambodia Water Project recentU went back to check 
on the progress made, and will do sti throughi>ut the year. 

^ FEMA grant fixes dept/s gear 

By Tim Jones 

CoLLEtiiAN Staff 

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With its 

recently acquired FEMA grant money, the Amherst Fire 
will F>e able to install essential updates to its equipment. 

When the Town of Amherst Fire Department 
isn't busy saving lives, it's saving money in 
times of proposed budget cuts, especially with 
a new grant it just received that will improve 
its capabilities and provide better support to 
the community. 

The fire department was awarded $55,852 
in Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (FEMA), 
after undergoing an application process. The 
grant will be applied to purchasing federally- 
mandated equipment that is required to be 
installed by January of 2013. 

Fire Chief Timothy Nelson said the grant 
will allow for the overall betterment of the 

"The new mandate is that there is going to 
be a change on how our radio frequencies are 
handled and we have to act in support of the 
new bandwidth." he said. 

"It will improve our overall abilities and 
allow us to have better communication with 
other departments in the future." he added. 

Assistant Fire Chief Lindsey Stromgren 
took the task of writing the grant and identi- 
fied what was needed among the department. 

"Basically, when they put out the invita- 
tion for the grant, it wasn't specific for any 
equipment, we had M identify ourselves what 
needed upgradin',. ' said Stromgren. 

He added. "We figured that communica- 
tions was something that was going to get us 
help, plus it's much harder to justify a grant 
with something like a new fire truck." 

Nelson added without the grant, the updates 
were going to take a toll on budget aiul woiikl 
be expensive to complete. 

Five percent of the grant must be matched 
by the fire department to reoeive the grant and 
according to Nelson, the funds are going to be 
withdrawn from the training budget. He added 
Ihat having ample time before the equipmeni 
is installed will allow the department to care- 
fully decide from where exactly funds can be 

Strongrem said the Town of Amherst has 
proposed a two-lo-three percent budget cut 
for the departments of the town that would 
make affording the equipment more dilTicult 
without the additii>nal money. 

In the proposed town manager biidgci toi 
the 201 1 fiscal year. Town Manager Laurence 
Shaffer proposed several cuts to compciisaie a 
loss of revenue. 

"Two positions at the fire department will 

not be filled further weakening the respond to 
emergencies," he said. 

The proposal was raised in a town budget 
iiK'ciing on Jan. 15. 

Ill relation lo the proposed elimination of 
2(1 town employees, he said. "No organization 
can withstand that type of pressure and contin- 
ue lo provide the same level of productivity." 

Nelson is appreciative of the grant, but said 
that the department could always use more. 

"We can always use more tools and rescue 
equipment, because things lireak over lime." 
he said. 

"The town does a great job w ith supporting 
us. but there is always more we could use." he 

Stromgren said the grant money was a 
necessity, because the department would not 
be able to pa\ lor the required equipment on 
their own. 

"We wouldn't be able to afTord all of it. 
We put in for the equipment with capital 
funding before even applviiig for the grant." 
he said. 

In addition lo receiving the upgrades to 
ihc equipment, ihe fire department plans to 

See GRANT on page 2 


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homeland, clean water 

WATER from page 1 

they encourage substuniuil inpiii 
from the people of (a 111 bod i;i 111 
need. Not only are ihc native 
villagers working on llie pio| 
eels us voluiiiccrs. but ilics 
also have a very active role in 
requesting what iheir commu- 
nity needs. "We don't feel it's 
up to us to tell them how lo Jo 
the project," said Saver. 

Saver said the objeclive for 
the trip thai many of the mem- 
bers are currently on is to col- 
laborate with the monks and 
elders in each village to see how 
Ihc existing projecls are pro- 
gressing. Specilically, they arc 
checking on how the wells are 
holding up, as well as making 
contacts in attempt to integrate 

water fi Iters for schools, tem- 
ples, and eveiiuiaily, individual 
homes. According to Sayer. pol- 
lined streams make water filters 
a necessity. 

.Associate Director of 
Aclministration ai the Peace 
Development lund in .Amherst 
lony Koiiiinske has been work- 
ing with the t ainbodia Water 
Project since 2005. The Peace 
Development Fund is a pub- 
lu foundation with a focus on 
social justice. It manacles dona- 
tions lor organi/alions and proj- 
ects doing charity work. The 
Peace Development lund fis- 
cally sponsors the Cambodia 
Water Project. 

Kominske lauded the 
( ambodia Water Project as "one 
ol the most effective projects that 
PDF works with in regards to use 

of their luiids ' He also praised 
the project's determinaium lo 
work on projects appropriate tor 
the village they're working on. 

"Iliey don't spend any money 
in the US. All the money goes to 
villages for such things as wells, 
water ponds and toilets." he said 

When asked how the grant 
process works, Romiiiske 
explained how any organization 
that wants to be approved by 
Peace Development Fund must 
be reviewed by its board of direc- 

"We really want to support 
those projects that are working 
wiih the community," he said. 

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approved by Peace Development 
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fur the next few days. 

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conversation revealed thai looitis 
III the center hallway of Cance 
had anywhere between one and 
three inches of water floating on 
the Hours 

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RA will) has to stay and wait for Holt/ei. "It wasiii as 
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Talk a lot, Boston's toughest sports writer 

say nothing 

Shane Cronin 

I'ulilicians KhJus ak pai;il>/(.-<J 
\Mili liic tear of fragiiKiiimi; the 
elcvl'irilc; llic Iccliiigs i)t iniiU)iilic>>. 
ihc loa I'aiiN. libciaK ami any olhcr 
group alxivtf 
which an 
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can be mis- 
ivmlcd arc carcliill> calculaicd inlo 
(.•\erv remark our [loliticians make 
I herclDic. ihc inUT\ ic« s ami Npccch- 
e'« thc> give, and even ihe iwecls 
ilicv pubhsh. are rheloric-hca\ y ami 
subslance-liuhl In 201 1 we lincl our- 
selves ni an cnviroiimeni ii\ which 
any sf)eech ccui be considered otlcn- 
sive. I his is as true for iwvviy-elivted 
Speaker John Hoelmer as it is lor 
I'lesideiii Harack ( )baiiia 

I his Is precisely why anyone who 
thought John Hoehner was going to 
lead a conservative resurgence in 
201 1 was fooling hiniselt' I irst elecl- 
etl li> the Mouse of Represenliilivcs 
-lome 20 years agii. the guy is a 
careei VVashmgion polilicuin. IX'spiie 
aticmpts to pad his resume with the 
"regular Joe" credentials (such as his 
teary-eyed reelection night ;iddress in 
Novcinlvrl that all tHil-of-touch elites 
love U) lell us about, no one believes 
ihal Mr I'erpelual Honda Ian started 
out on I apitol Hill in a pair of over- 
alls and a s>raw hat 

assislance' Ihe ( aio Institute pro- 
p«>ses cutting S3 5 billion in that area 
Iheii there are agricultural subsidies. 
If there was ever a case to be made 
lor bipailisaii>hip. ehniiiiating fanti 
subsidies Is it Hut Mr. Boeliiier nien- 
lione<l none of these 

In another enibairassing. yet per- 
haps cc|ually revealing moment for 
HiK-hiier. Williams asked. "| lo| the 
kid who's Ui in Ohio, writes you on 
laccbook. Mr. Speaker, how do I do 
w hat you just did . . Who's gonna 
give me the shot'.' ... I his has been 
called the fust .\mencan generation 
without llie hope that life's gonna be 
better for them " 

Instead of the oil recycled, "(iet 
<) decent education, wi)rk hard," line 
that lit>ehner served as a cold dish, it 
would have been more honest for him 
to advise aspiring political youths 
to. "Shut up, and keep a gtK»d poker 

The repercussions of the Tucson. 
An/ona sh<K>ting earlier this month. I 
hope, will not further emasculate iHir 
pt)liticians many of whom are taking 
Ihe blaiiK" for the incident w iihwil any 
ev idence to suppt>rt such claims. In the 
wake of the tragedy, several Deimxrat 
conga-ssmen are advocating for the 
rc-suscilation of the haimess Doctrine 
or similar legislation. 

The problem American politics faces 
today is that our elected officials don't 
stand for anything anymore. 

In aildition to the character facade. 
Hoehner also has show n himself to be 
exactly the wishy-w.ishy gramlstand- 
er that Americans are through with. 

Me couldn't have made this more 
evident than in his interview with 
\H( 's Brian Williams just days after 
accepting the >peakership. 

W l»en W illiains a.skcd the Six;aker 
to. "Name a jlederal] program right 
nnW ttiat we could do without." 
Bi>eliner was seemingly caught olV 
guard. "1 don't think I have one oil 
the top of my head." he replied. 

I wo decades in ( ongress and 
another 10 in local and stale gov em- 
inent, and John Hoehner Speaker 
of the r.S. House of Representatives 
and so-called Vonsen alive" can't 
name one program \mericans cm do 
vv nhout entirely or at a reduced lev el'.' 

.\side Innn ( )bamacare the obv i- 
ous answer he should have also 
been able to recite a list of gnslly 
programs to trim from the fatly fed- 
eral budget Alter all. aren't spending 
cuts what the man campaigned upon.' 

Conservative columnists and 
policy instilules routinely cite the 
1-ducation Depariment (roughly 
S70 billion) as the poster child for 
superlluous federal spending. I he 
Department of Iransportation is 
another agency due for a pruning. 
How alx)ut intemalional cvonoinic 

Ruled unconstitutional almost 25 
years ago. the Fairness DiKtrine is 
merely a ploy to quiet conservative 
t:ilk radio and websites, lox News 
;ind other popular mediums that are 
tuii of sync with the social justice 

The problem American politics 
faces tixlay is thai our elected ofli- 
cials don't stand for anything any- 
more They say nice things about fix- 
ing the economy, but it's still broken. 
Hiey say nice things about bringing 
manufacturing jobs back to llie U.S.. 
but where aa- they',' They say nice 
things about putting .Xincnca "b;ick on 
irack." whatever that means The only 
Knigh questKm the p*)liticians of todiiy 
tackle is. "What is the least bumpy 
road through the ne.xl campaign'.'" 
1 nforlunately. the ;inswtT is usually a 
lot of nice Uilk with little actually said. 

My advice lo Mr Btx;hner and the 
rest of his party is end the symbolic 
words and gestures routine. Now in 
our fouilh yearof cvonomic recession. 
\menca has no me;uiingful plan for 
recovery Instead of "whal say you. 
Mr Boehner, " 1 ask. 'what do you?" 
Vou love lo talk about "getting ptvple 
back to work." but you've yet lo 
implement a plan. 

Shone Cronin /s a Collegian 
ioliimnisl. He can he reached at 
scronin(asliiJenl. umass.eihi. 

I he litisioii s|xiii> media is well-known lor being 
"tough" Within this harsh mat1^el. ilieiv are a lot of 
ilitlereni tyiK-s of writers. Some wrile lor shix'k value 
and others write for the itpproval of Boston's histori- 
cally jx-ssimistic fans. Few 

Justin Gagnon '^"^^^ ■''■•'' " '•''f " \ "^ -^ 

^ the very least, logically put 

piuiic inlo perspcvtive. One 
of these lew writers is I niversiiy of Ma.ssachasetts 
alumnus Steve Buckley '7K. a columnist for the 
Ht)sion I lerald and .i regular guesi on ( omcasi Spoils 
Net and WUl sports railio network. 

Buck, as his pcvrs .md readers refer to him. has 
always been one of my favonte sports writers. His 
columns take more than the crowd's opinion inlo 
consideration, and wiih historical pnH)f. Krth anec- 
dotal iind statistical, he uses humor and realism to 
priKluce whal is more ol\en llwii not iui enjoyable and 
insightful reatl. 

On lliuiNday. Jan. (i. 201 1, he wrote what might 
have bcvn his most hoiwst and real column ever; he 
publicized that he is gay. 

My immediate reaction was simply. "Wow. good 
for him." Bui once I considered the conlexu 1 realized 
that what he did was much more th;ui just "good for 

I've reail a lot of other reaction columns to Buck's 
"coining-oui [virty," and from wfuit I've scvn. a lot 
of the res(Xinsc-s ;ire simply. "Who cares'" 1 cinildn't 
disagree more. Hk- overall re-action ol' Buckley's 
readership may be indilVerence as other columnists 
luive suggestc-d. but jusi as Buck does so well, lei's 
put this into perspective. 

Think biick to the last professional sporting event 
that you went to If you p;iy any altentiim lo the 
JumboTnm, yixive probably scx-n the 'Kiss Cam. " 
IX> you cvcT rennember seeing two men giggle 
embarrassingly before' giving each other a big wet 
kiss to the crowds overwhelming approval.' I can 
tliink of one instiince. ami it was a joke. .And iictuiilly, 
I'm pre-ny certain that Buckley himself was at that 
gaiiK- covering the NBA Finals betwcvn the Boston 
t cities and the 1 os Angeles I^cts. Sure, il's much 
harder to pick a gay couple out of a cnmd than a 
straight one. but the point is that homosexuality is 
something that isn't exactly embraced in llie workl 
of spi)rls 

While that's merely one argument, there- s plenty 
of evidence that proves the same pi>int In 1998. 
l.SPN's Outside the Lines publisheil a story abmil 
homosexiul athletes entitled "1 he bnef history of 
gay athletes." "Bnef being the key word. Of tlie 
oniy 2(1 names in the article. Billy Jean King and 
(ireg lAHiganis were- the only ones Id heard of. It's 
been jiisi ovc-r 1 2 yejirs since the slory ran. but if there 
were- only 2(i openly gay athleles bciwcvn 1920 and 
1998, there- 's no way the nuinber has ch.inged much. 

To my know ledge, there is not one current openly 
gay athlete; 1 do km>w. however, that there are gay 
aihlelt-s today How could there nol be? According 
to the United States Bureau of Labor Slalislics. 
there were an estimated 8,910 professional ath- 
leles in 2009. In the Fdison Researeh 2008 elec- 
tion exit polls, four pereent of Americans identified 
themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Using both 
approximate statistics, there were roughly .^56 gay, 
lesbian or bisexual athletes last year. While there are 
probably a few open homosexual or bisexual athleles 
I don't know of. the point is that the number isn't 
zero. C onsidering thai the ainouni of gay athletes is 
likely to be in the hundreds rather than single digits, 
no one could argue with the idea that il's lough to be 
openly gay in the American sports indu-slry. 

In a 2(K)2 Sport.s lllu.strated piece about the con- 
troversy surrounding fonner MLB catcher Mike 
Piazza's sexuality, former manager Lairy Bowa said, 
"If it was me. I'd probably wait until my career was 
over [to publicize one's homosexuality) " Others felt 
baseball was ready to accept gay players in the story, 
but nine years later, w here are they? 

Buck isn't a professional 
athlete, but he works with 
them. Buckley stepped up 
to the plate. 

Buck isn't a professional athlete, but he worics 
with them Besides, can you name any openly gay 
spiHts writers? Chances are you can't, and it is for 
the same reasons you probably couldn't list openly 
gay athletes, either In Boston like other big sports 
towns such as Chicago and New York the writ- 
ers and columnists who cover kical pro teams are 
like celebrities to die-hard fares. And just like being 
a gay athlete would being an openly gay sports 
writer has the serious potential lo draw negative and 
unnecessary attention. Because of Buck's status as 
a highly regarded and well known wTiter in Boston, 
his sexuality is relevant because fans want to know 
who he is. If he were covering the Lowell Spinners, 
the column would have been pointless. He knew his 
audience would care, whether thai is a good thing or 
a bad thing, so he was honest about it. 

Buckley stepped up to the plate. He knew he 
would be in locker rooms while judgmental athletes 
were- changing or showering after games. He knew 
that when people dislike him or disagree with him, 
they'll have a whole new set of asinine in.sults to 
ndicule him with m)w especially in an industry 
that you often only hear ftwm your readership if they 

disagree with you or think you're wrong. And that's 
just in Massachu-setts a stale that tends to be more 
liberal than others. 

The local columnists who brushed otT his bold 
confession asjusl am)ther column in the Herald didn't 
lot)k outside the bt)x. At 2:22 p in. the day Buckley's 
sU)ry was published, the Landover Baptist Chureh's 
website opened a thread entitled. "liosUm is so queer, 
even its sports writers are- gay!" The first post by self- 
proclaimed "Lawyer for the Lord" Ciabriel Repn>ba 
suggests that Boston fans sUtrt a new cheer: "We've 
got AIDS ... yes we do! We've got AIDS how 

People need to slop telling ihemselvt-s that racism 
IS dead because we have a black president; it's nol 
true. The same got-s for the gay. lesbian, bisexual and 
transgender commiuiity. There are- a lot of hate-filled 
ignorant people living in America and Buckley, 
much more so than the vast majonty of his readers, 
isn't stationed just in Massachusetts. 

He came out and pnmdly aiimilted his sexuality, 
knowing that some people would judge him, hale 
him, stop reading his columns ;uid change the chan- 
nel when he came on TV. But Bucks lough, and 
just like Boston fans always well, almost always 

stand by their athletes, they've stood by Buck. 
While a guest on "The Big Show" on WF:F:I. Buckley 
laughed along with callers who made hannless puns 
about his coming out. jusi as other hosts and guests 
on Ihe station get heckled abtuit their weight ami 
personalities. Seeing how the fans and Buck 

were handling the situation inade me pn)ud to be a 
Boston sports fan. 

Those who argued indiffere-nce and said that it 
shouldn't change how anyone feels about him were 
right. They didn't, however, consider tliat while they 
may have felt that way. others will most certainly not 
1 hope thai people can be mature and understand who 
he is and what he does hasn't changed, but ignorant 
extremists like Reproba are- out tht-re. It's important 
to be realistic about these kiiuLs of tilings, because we 
don't live in the beautiful world we always try to tell 
ourselvc"s we live in. 

Buck's realistic, and that's why I enjoy reading 
his columns so much. More importantly tht)ugh, he's 
lough. Nol the kind of "tough" that jumps on a heai 
when he's down. He's honc-st and bold when he 
needs to be. Shortly after C ongress voted to re-peal the 
"Don't Ask. IXmi'i Tell" policy. Buckley made a huge 
stride for gay figures in the world of sports, and I 
hope fans, fellow writer* and athlcHes alike recognize 
the significance of his column. 

I'm preuid that he's a prexluct of my future alma 
mater and even premder lo work for the newspaper 
that he started his care-er at. 

Justin Gagnon is a Collegian columnist cuul 
can be reached iiijgugnonladailYcollegian.com. 

A tobacco ban fiasco begins 

A new year comes wfih new res- 
olutions Some people may have 
decided to eat healthier and some 
may hav e 

Curtis Bloomfield ^'--'^'J-'d 

— ^^— to quit 

There is giKxl news for potential 
cigarette quitters who live in Cjreat 
Neck. NY. Smoking has now been 
banned on the public sidewalks out- 
side of businesses. 

On Tuesday. Jan. 4. 2011 the 
Great Neck Village Board approved 
the smoking ban on the public side- 
walks leaving smokers in disbelief 
If caught, smokers could receive 
a fine of up to SI. 000. The local 
business owners and their custom- 
ers complained to officials about 
smoke outside of their dtH>rs leaking 
in. I'hese complaints led to the ban. 
Several residents believe the ban is 
good for the cnv ironment and allows 
non-smokers to refrain from having 
to hold their breath in the presence 
of hannful second-hand smoke. 

However, some believe this is a 
violation of human rights .According 
to CNN. Bruce Zipes. owner of 
Bruce 's Bakery said. "Their inten- 
tions are good but it is another right 
and another privilege that ihe gov- 
ernment has taken away from us." 

Likewise a worker in the village 
of (ireal Neck who only identified 

herself as Sophia to CNN said. "If 
my smoking bothers people then 
why nt)l turn ofl the engines of cars? 
Noil breathe in carbon monoxide 
I'rom the cars don't you?" 

Although Sophia makes a good 
observ ation, the majority of people 
do not have lo deal with being 
engulfed in car exhaust the way 
they are by cigarette fumes. Village 
Mayor Ralph J. Kreit/man. the one 
w ho pushed for the ban. told MyFox 
New York "1 have no problem with 
people smoking. They just shouldn't 
do it in a place that harms other 

malls. So is this a violation of rights 
or is it protecting the general public? 
Sure smoking is an individual's per- 
sonal lifestyle choice, and they have 
the right to do as they please with 
their own health, but what about 
those around them? 

Is it fair to endanger the lives of 
others because you decide you want 
to intoxicate your lungs to relieve 
stress? If we take a look at the can- 
cer fact sheet we can see that lung 
cancer is clearly the leading cause of 
death in the United States. In 2010, 
157,300 men and women died from 
lung cancer. 

Only time will tell what the decision on 
the potential bans will be. 

Well said. That is. if we are all 
looking out for the health of oth- 
ers, but if this is the case, wouldn't 
it be more fitting to ban smoking 
in any public area period? Second 
hand smoking has been proven to 
be harmful to those who inhale, so 
on these grounds smoking would 
eventually only be allowed in pri- 
V ale places. 

New York City is now consider- 
ing a stricter smoking ban. extend- 
ing it to public parks, beaches and 

In addition, every year 3.400 
non-smokers die from lung can- 
cer and second-hand smoke inhala- 
tion is identified as the cause in 
many of these cases. There were 
also 46,000 deaths of non-smokers 
who had heart disease in part or 
entirely because of their breathing 
in of second-hand smoke. So while 
banning smoking in public places 
may seem like a ridiculous notion, 
the ban would reduce these death 
rates considerably. Is it wrong for 

the government to attempt to ban a 
personal decision that inflicts harm 
on the public? 

The proptised New York City 
smoking ban could be ihe start of 
a movement nationwide that would 
decrease health risks of our pub- 
lic environment. With the tobacco 
industry being a major source of 
income for the government, is it 
possible for them to hinder their 
sales? Issuing bans would most like- 
ly affect tobacco sales, making the 
issues surrounding such bans, nol 
only moral ones, but also financial 

With smoking bans gaining popu- 
larity, this trend could mean a pos- 
sible ban on campus as well. How 
would our local smokers consisting 
of students and professors, some of 
whom smoke, feel about a possible 
smoking ban? They probably would 
not be the least bit happy, but is it 
fair to ban a person's personal life- 
style choice? On the other hand is it 
fair to put another's health at risk? 

Only time will tell what the deci- 
sion on the potential bans will be. 
and it is sure to cause an uproar and 
division of our campus community. 
This could be the start of a nation- 
wide tobacco ban fiasco. 

Curtis Bloomfield is a Collegian 
columnist. He can he reached at 
i hloom/i'.a^sliident. umass. edu. 

'The Great Internship Disaster* avoided 

Naychelle Lucas 

If anyone Iws the impre-ssion ilvu because 
it's your senior year, it w ill be the cisiesi. here's 
you're liisi lesMin: you're seriously niisiaken. 
rhe first semester 
of my last year at 
Ihe Universih o| 
Masvicluisells was by l,ir the busiest, niosl 
challenging and stressful semester I've cndure-d 
.1 I college siudent 

I. like many, didn't eome U' ^ ; 
Sepiembcr ihinking it was going \.o be a biii./i.. 
but I did think, "t lasses, exams, extracumcu- 
lars Been there Done that. How h;ird coukl ii 
be'" Since then. I've learned tluii senior year 
is like a cuinulalive exam on everything von 
have k-.inted in class, at home and in lile mi lai 

Since Ireshinan orienlilion. we've all Ixx-ii 
taught the impoiiance Ivliiiid decision-making, 
preparalion. iietvviMking and communication 
At UMass, we're- Kunbardetl vviih messages 
of success ;ind how lo achieve il At times, il 
almost feels like Survivoi al I Mass. where- 
only the slrong vvill be prji-eil. uhile the weak 
are voted oil the island. 

And unfortunalety. as sire-sslul as that can 
be. thai lcss<in is absolutely right, I shoiikl 
know, as liisi seinc-slcr I had to use those 
skills !(• (!■ mime \v liMl 1 i : i . , ■ 

Inleniship Disaster of 2010." 

My three years as a journalism student at 
UMass have taught me that if you want to be 
a joumalisi. the one thing more imp<.>rtant than 
having a byline in your schix)l paper is having 
.111 iniemship. 

( oming mlo senior year 1 was a little dis- 
couragL\l I had waited so long but thought. 
"Better late than never" 1 wanted a pt)sition 
ilial would all<m me lo write, hut also do some 
video filming, editing and pnKlucing Tliat is 
how I Iwi'ine an intcm at a film company in 
Noiiliampton. Mass 

from the very beginning my relationship 
Willi the owner of ihe lilm eomp;iny was 
unortlKKkix. After applying to the position on 
the Career Services e-revniitmg site. 1 spoke 
with him on the phone a couple of times late in 
the evening. He coniinuously expressed inier- 
esLs in my inleniing tor him but never ofVicially 
ofl'ered me a |Tosiiion. Meanwhile. I had gone 
nil scver.il interMevvs with other organizations 
iikI within a couple of ilays. twn h.itl nilered 
me an iniemship. 

I knew working for iui c-stablished filmmak- 
er could gain me great networking opportuni- 
ties and access lo a lot of resoiirces. but I didni 

■ i.llv li.ive ihe posilmn \el In lad. I was told 

II could be a couple more- weeks until I could 
even get a face-to-face inierv iew. 

\\ iih the other olVers on the table and time 
running out. 1 was put lo my first test. Do 1 let 
the other oirei> go and wait for a possible posi- 
tion in the film company, or do I pass on the 
maybe and accept a definite pt)sition? 

My internship «u|->er\ ist>r and journalism 
professor B.J. RiKhe had always told me that 
persistence was the key to any successful 
career So. 1 decided to send an e-mail lo the 
filmmaker explaining to him my situation iind 
urging him to let me know the status of my 
application. My persistence p:iid off. and I was 
oftered the position as an intern right away. 

1 was eager to gel started and even though 
it was late September I was unable lo begin 
my iniemship for another few weeks because 
the company was dc-ep into ihcir latest project. 
When 1 did get into the office, the meeting with 
the owner my now on-site su|K'rvisor, was 
brief and overw helming, to say the least. 

He told me thai the only other intern would 
nol be available this semester and thai 1 would 
he working in the office alone much of the 
lime riiere were thousands of hours of video 
lo go ihrough. but I was assured that I would 
he laughl everything 1 iiecxied to know, be 

mtroducal to people and get some hands on 
experience. Lventually. 

I did learn how to log tapes, but after that, 
1 was pretty much on my own. In addition to 
classes, I dedicated 25 hours a week to the posi- 
tion, which was mostly spent in the office by 
myself, watching old tapes. Before I knew it. it 
was October and time was ninning out I was 
discouraged about the lack of opportunities 1 
was receiving and was honestly a little tired of 
eating lunch alone. 

So. 1 did what I had to gel the internship in 
the first place and told my on-site supervisor 
how 1 fell. He guaranteed me that he would try 
to make time for me but in between shixHing, 
editing, c-reating budgets, hiring staff members 
and meeting with pnxiucers. that never hap- 

At this point. I'm frustrated. However. I'm 
afraid lo just drop this internship, because I'm 
a senior, the time left to build my lesume has 
shortent-d, and 1 don't want to be seen as a 
quitter Plus, who is to say that 1 will even get 
another internship opportunity by the end of the 
already-dwindling semester, 

Tht-n came another set of questions I tested 
myself on. Do 1 stick with my current intern- 
ship and hope 1 get recognized as a team player 

who deserv es some time ;ind attention, or do I 
quit now and hope I can get another position 
before the semester is over? 

1 lost a lot of sleep stressing over this 

And finally. I decidc-d to end my abusive 
relationship with the film company's intern- 

After digging up some old contacts and 
sending a few well thought out e-mails. I 
started a healthier bond w ith one of my origi- 
nal iniemship choices at Amherst Community 

Within the first week of my new iniemship. 
I was completing work I had been hoping to 
do all semester 1 attendtxl a camera workshop. 
a Final Cut Pro workshop and met differe-nt 
people who 1 will most likely work with in 
the future, 

Disastnnis. thougli it may have been for 
half a sc-inesler. my internship experience luck- 
ily panncil out. And in stime ways. I feel very 
lucky, but in other ways. I know that things 
will always work out as long as you take action 
when situations are not meeting your expecta- 

NinxMIe Lucwi tv a C 'ollvgitai atlumnisl. She 
can he iviK-lwd i0tllika\{a sttHlenl.timass.edii. 




"jHCCHCtiuattt!" ■ 'Vizziai 


Cage^s Witch' should be burned at stake 

Hv Ma.1 no I'. M, 

H« mmi 

\oU kllU'.' 

' b\ Disi.'llluts 

mure ot'i pl>'i 

l;i!t-si -eirotl." 

Season of 111. 

Il's ,1 tos^ 


iliis a-viewer 

or "Malibu's M. w 1 1 . 

".. ■ Mil. ! ■,■.,■1)1 l.'.h'llg 

with the lilm lluii -.1 ci |ii. ..i 

1 i (-1' 1- I'lii' |vli«-'e to 


Hie screenplay w.i- ' 

suirted pitching it Ixtfk 

iiortunaielv U", 

llie \ ieweis the dialomji. 

'. iiidciws. .ScImh 

couldnl dcvuie on an 

..luurler of" the 

movie sounds m - 

lute previous lilni 

remaining half souiufe like s 


"lliel ordofihe Rini;s"(M) 

1 ii.i.. it switches 

ciMislanllv. so OIK iiioinenl 

.1 cfiar.ktei is saying 

somelhMV.; \ c "irvJ 

likjIiM see' Ihe Hell 

out ol lieie ' !•' !iC':i 

imci'. ,-iirielllingllke 

1 le ilatkness ani; 

ill and Ihc 

cries of the dcsp,.iiii,.j. 

■lU'ti HIS .(.. 

the songs of llKbird--.' 

It doesn't help i 

>; 'ii\ .led m ilic 

most U>rini; inaiii 

111 II reallv hurt 

Cage ili.ii much u 

1. ' 1 le v'. as out- 

acted by the eoiii|X' . 

•iiibie monks 

( oiRTfsi RM,^nvrr^ MH'l,^ 

Nicolas Cage's most recent film, "Season of the Witch," is a box office bomb. The diali>KUe lacks consisieni-\, switchinu 
back and forth from languaue of the Middle Ages to contemporary speak. Some historical ontext is also inaccurate. 

Tlie pk)l of ilie film is 'lecv diivvi two knights 
are assigned to tiiusspon a Mis|iecled witch lo an 
abbey for tii.il and we know lioni the prologue 
llial Ihe w Itch is ictil and ics|ioiisiblc lor all maniiei 
of'mischicf and evil. 

tnfonunately iioilher Sehul nor diarior 
Dominie Sc-iia knew ;in\thiii^i aNnii llie Medieval 
[Viiixl, I'c-rliaps ihe {))•'-■[ ^liiiiig example of this 
comes .11 ihe K. ■ ihe liliii where ihe 

t riisiider annv i-. r . ■•.k the Muslim amiv 

and the knigliis ait on Icmi. In lad. bi>ili armies 
are entirely on tUit as il cavalry was invenied for 
sierc>>iypical westerns arnl nol iliiwrviiuls of yeiirs 
K'Uiie the film Uiko pl.icc 

PmlKibly llie w.ns: .cciieol iheciitia' film takes 
place duniig llie overkxig <'rvsiide mont.tge liir 

live ish minutes Behinan. played by Nicolas Cage 
,iikI his liieiid l-els»)n (Ron Perlman). enjoy kill- 
ing the Muslims, wiili the agivcineiil tiiat whoever 
kills the fewest dunng the battle buys the dnnks 
aftenvirtls, 1 hen they attack a ca.sile full of women 
,ind eliikla-n ;uid Behinan mns his sword through a 
■.voiiuursclK-si. leading him to question iheCrusade 
and iu>t want ;uiy more part in it, 

I lowev er, the Muslims arc supposed to be Arabs 
( Il leally wouldn't be surprising if it came as a shock 
111 Ihe lilininakers that the major Isliimic powers 
HI Ihe Middle l-^isi dunng the I3lli century were 
I iiikish peoplc-s and thea-fore Caucasian) and the 
iiin> vent w i iineii and children in the ca.slle are while. 

( )nee ihev relum to luiope. specifically lo a 

I uuiii identified as the "coa.st of Styria," a region 
of Aastria thai has never, ever, ever had a coast, 
Heliiiian and lelsoii discover ihat there's been a 
huge plague and llie Church believes a wiuh (Claire 
loy) is responsible, so they have to take her to an 
abbey whea- the monks have a btKik called "The 
Key of Solomon" thai they'll use lo defeat ihe w iich 
,11 id end llie plague In the movie the book contains 
rituals for exorcism and Uial kind of thing. 

Now. "The Key of Soloinon" is a real book. 

II daiL-s back to the I4ih or 15th centuries s»ime 
2(11) years alicT the film takes place and it does 
contain rituals, only they're fiir sumimining demons 
and fiircing them lo do yinir bidding and generally 
doing the ihings peviple accused of witchcraft were 
supposcil lo luive done. 

I he C allH>lic Chuah dot-s liave a book for exor- 
cisms, lis called 'Ihe KtHtiiin Rituiil" and by far the 
vast majonty of ii consists of prayers and bk-ssings 
for the blessed sacixunents and jusi about everything 
under the sun. including cheese. buttcT. bread and 

.And it's going to take a lot of beer to wash the 
foul taste of "Season of the Witch" out of your 
mouth, so yim'd bc-si get started. 

\tatthcw .\l Riihare can he ivmhcd at 

'Tron sequel a flashy, formulaic Disney flick 

BV lAi'l'.VN I'.VKKkK 


Disney's first major venture inlo Ihe .^D world of cin- 
ema was with the I9S2 blockbuster. TRON. At the time. 
IRON'S use of computer graphics was cutting-c-dge, and 
ama/ing spectacle for audiencc-s at the lime. 

IRON follows Kevin Hynn (JefV Bridges), a computer 
hacker and aaade owner who gets transported into a virtual 
world he has created. Although things go wrong, with the 
help of the program I RON. Hynn saves the day and returns 
home to live happily ever after 

TRON I egaey. in theaters now. is the sequel to the orig- 
inal rK( )N and takes place 20 years later Since his father"s 
disappearance 2il years ago. Sam Flynn ((iarrett Hedlund) 
has inhcriit-tl the company his father built. After S;un gets 
into liiouble w iih boih the law and his own company, he 
begins lo l<M'k inio his father's disappearance, eventually 
stumbling across the v irtiial woilJ his fatlier created. 

As Sam is pulled inside this wtirld. he discovers that his 
father has been nipped in the virtual wiirld. Sam finds Ihe 
virtual world has bcvn evolving and gnivving as his father 
stayed trapped within it. and he and his fatlier resolve to 
c-scape, Ihey begin a journey across the highly-advanced 
cyber a-alily in order lo get back home, 

Llnsurprismgly. the plot of IRON: Legacy gives audi- 
enct-s a stand;ird Disney mov ie plot. Seasoned with a little 
deceit here, a quick plot twist iliere. and. of course, your 
typical bad l»y gone gtxxl hero and you have a story that 
lacks a punch. While the film is by no means even close to 
Oscar worthy, il is a well packaged product of the formula 
Disney has peii'cxt over the years, 

Whal really stands out about the film and may even 
win il some awards is its visual mastery and masical 
score, Jitst like the onginal TRON. the sequel manages to 

make impressive use of visual technology. Blc-nding the line 
between fiction ;ind reality, the special effects useil make it 
scvm as though son and father are trapped in a real v irtiml 

The movie is very flashy, making use of science fiction- 
like lcxhiK)Iogy at almost every luni. A lot of the technology 
is really ctxil. such as the lightcycks and the disks that 
programs ase in the worid to tight, fhe action scenes are 
always interesting and fun to watch, especially with some 
of the new elements added in by Disney. 

Some of the most impressive visuals come fix>m Disnt7 
though, Disney mamiged lo use graphics to de-age Jeff 
Bridges face for certain scenes. ;md the effect works won- 
derfully. His face, although a little Ux< stiff at limes, looks 
20 years younger and moves with the fluidity and grace of 
a man much younger than he actually is. It "s almost worth 
the ticket price alone jast to st-e what they have done there, 

Fhe musical score was composed entirely by ihe elec- 
tronica duo known as Daft Punk, known for ilieir hits 
■t)ne More Time" and "Around Hie World," However, 
this diK-sn't mean that tlie entire soundtrack is littered with 
awesome catchy techno songs: only ime song. "IX-re/yed." 
could really be coasidered worthy of a club setting. Rather, 
the score is an intricately comp«Ked orchestral piece with 
central musical themes tJiat inanagc to set the mood quite 
nicely for the virtual world. 

TRON: Legjicy. above all else, is a flashy lilm that is 
meant to impress the eyes and the ears. It may get you tliink- 
ing about how cool the ic-chnology is. but it w ill nol get you 
thinking about how deep the story was, TRON is an eiin)y- 
able film, and if you go into it exptvting that much, you will 
come out very pleased with the TRON expenence, 

Tappcm Parker can he ivached at rtparkeniiMuiknt. 
umass. edu 

i. 1 V iRTTSY WALT I'lSSfiY PlCTl'Rrs 

"TRON: Legacv" is the sequel lo Disney's first foray into 30 filmmaking. Thtmgh the movie u.ses ample 
amounts of technologv and lias impressive special effects, its plot l> ivpieal of a Disney film. 

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Most people find themselves on 
Kacebook and Twitter when they 
are supposed to be doing work. 
For Lisa Perlhiiuler. that's a typical 
day in the office, but she. unlike 
everyone else, isn't procrastinating. 

Perlbmder is the l-xecutive 
Director of Strategic Planning 
and Analysis for University 
Relations at ihe flniversiiy of 
Massachusetts. In layman's tenns. 
she is in charge of regulating all 
of UMass' social media accounts 
on Facebook. Flickr. Linkedln. 
YouTiibe and most recently. Twitter 

The I w itier phenomenon 
launched in 200fi and its popular- 
ity is still growing rapidly everyday. 
The social media website gives its 
members a place lo post "microb- 
logs" that are 140 characters (let- 
ters, symbols, etc) or less in length 
about whatever is on their mind. 

As Perlbinder pointed out. the 
website began as a log of peoples' 
"stream of consciousness. There 
was a lot of. I'ln waiting in line 
at Starbucks," And while this is 
still one of the main uses for it. 
the website has become a medi- 
um for all sorts of information. 

Among the many fimctions of a 
tweet are the dissemination of news, 
quasi-joumalislie action, sports news, 
up-lo-lhe-nnllisecond infiirmalion 
about anything and eveiy thing and 
following someone's tweets simply 

because of they're unique or a well- 
known "personality." she explained. 

"If Justin Bieber has the most 
fans on Twitter, it's not because he's 
necessarily asking for world peace or 
saying anything relevant." she said. 
"People are just interested in what 
the different personalities are doing." 

One of ihe most rt-cent revolutions 
on the site is its use as a marketing tool. 
On "a cold winter day" in February 
of 2(K)9. UMass posted its first ever 
tweet, which read, "«/ RandiJ We 
hope you enjoy the tour It's cold 
here so bring your winter gear" 
Initially, its page was very simple, 
but with the help of fonner stu- 
dent and cofounder of CampusLive. 
com Boris Revsin. Perlbinder liter- 
ally became a professional tweetc-r 
and social media extraordinaire. 

Throughout a typical day. there are 
roughly 10 to 20 (« UMassAmhersi 
tweets to its more than .1.350 fol- 
lowers about anything from rapper 
Wi/ Khalifa to Chancellor Holub. 

"It's a combination of mak- 
ing people aware of events as 
well as responding and answer- 
ing questions," she said. 

Recruiting prospective stu- 
dents and alumni relations also 
have an impact on her tweets. By 
monitoring who is mentioning 
UMass, she can see wh.it pcople 
are saying about the University 
and respond to their concerns, 

"It's international, it's free and 
It's an easy source to have a ques- 
tion answered," she said. "I sec 

it having a big relevance in stu- 
dent recruitment in the future." 

Students have differ- 
ent opinions about UMass's 
social media eflorts, however, 
"1 think it's interesting that a school 
would use a method of advertise- 
ment that pertains to us." said 
UMass student Andrew Stewart, 
"1 would think a school willing to 
do that would seem to understand 
how our generation works a bit," 

While another student believes 
marketing on Twitter is inefl'ec- 
tive. he .said thai it's a necessity. 
"If other schools are market- 
ing [through Tvvilterl to prospec- 
tive students, then UMass should 
too." siudent Adam Kenney 
said "We need to keep up with 
the competition. 1 recenlly read a 
Boston (ilobe article about how 
Massachusetts residents have begun 
to look at neighboring state schools. 
If UConn or UNH are marketing 
for example. UMass should too 
just to keep its name out there," 

Perlbinder. on the other hand, 
thinks it's both a great place to 
interact with those talking about 
Ihe University and an effec- 
tive way of promoting events and 
UMass as an educational inslilulion 

Bui, is tweeting and updat- 
ing Facebook all day real- 
ly as fun as it seems',' 

"Yes," she said quickly with a 
chuckle, "Bui don't tell my kids that" 

Justin (iagnon can he reaihed 
at jgagiHinia dailvi ollcgian.com 

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other users, or choose to make ■' 

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Once an aceouni is in.ule. ' 

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■Any person you follow and any post you rcblog 
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by the post, reminiscent ol 
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to essentially "borrow" conteni Iroin other post- 
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Before signing up. I umhl 
hopefuls lo view '.^0 reason^- 

in order lo entice them into taking part of this 
growing phenomenon. What did they decide would 
have you loving Tumblr enough to add it to your 
bookmarks toolbar'.' Besides the vast multitude of 
ihemes and ease of functionality of the website, 
this list boasts "mobileability," which is having 
the ability, "in addition to offering the best iPhone 
publi>liing app in existence (for free)." to email or 
leM posts from any mobile phone. 

In addition to those alluring features, there 
,ire also ihe options of having a custom domain 
name and high-resolution photography at your 
Inigerlips. The ability to hook into any other exist- 
ing social networking site and post simultaneous 
entries serves the rather fun need to annoy your 
friends by announcing your every, single move on 
the iniernet. Multiple people can post to one blog. 
Hill p"-i^ '^■'11 ^^ qeued and timed in accordance 
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illy the whole service is free (besides the 
layouts). You don't have to pay a single penny for 
hosting fees. 

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server crashes. Just when you're ready to spend 
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iitorning. you receive the message: "We'll be back 
shortly" There is more demand for the supply; 
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her lOOth career 3-poinler at 
Richmond on Jan. 12, becom- 
ing the eiglith player in program 
history to reach the mark. Zullo 
has also scored her 4()()th career 
point at IJMass at Harvard. 

Another strong part of their 
game comes from their perfor- 
mance at the Mullins Center. 

The Minute women are 5-4 
at home this season (4-4 at the 
Mullins Center and 1-0 al Curry 
Hicks Cage) and are shooting 
42.7 percent ( 19 I -l'or-447) while 
averaging 6S I points per-game. 
One of the strongest aspects 
of their game plan lies, not sur- 
prisingly, with their success 
from beyond the arc 

The Maroon and White have 
built upon their reputation as 
one of the best 3-point shoot- 
ing teams in the A- 10. IJMass is 
ranked sixth in 3-point Held goal 

, over a Billikcn defender for a layup. 
rebounds in L M's latest win. 

percentage and l«th in .^-point 
field goals per-game in a recent 
NCAA statistics report. 

As far as keeping the strong 
play moving. Coach Daw ley 
knows that her players need to 
successfully read and react to 
what the opposition throws their 

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need to take what they give us 
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Robinson] throughout the game, 
for instance, we need to be able 
to pass the ball to our girls 
around the perimeter and have 
them reduce the pressure. We 
need to work well as a team, and 
we're doing that right now." 

As the A- 10 schedule contin- 
ues, the Minutewomen hope they 
can continue playing their best 
basketball of the season. 

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Riley sparks UMass in win 

By Jw A^^^.K 

The Vlassachusetis men's bas- 
kclball iL-ain vsrap|x;d up its threc- 
yamc road tnp w ilh a '' <-54 win over 
\tlaniic 10 oppuneiil t harloltc U) 
iinpnne its conllTcncc record to 3-1 
aiui overall record to 1 1-6 

tiuards Freddie Riley, Anthony 
(iurley and Ja\oni I arrell led the 
way on otTciise, vshile the big men 
controlled the point lo help the 
Minulemen end t harlotie's (9-9. 1-3 
A- 10) six-game home vs mning streak. 

The last time LMass began A-IO 
play with a 3-1 record, ii finished 
1 3-3. winning the conference regular- 
season title in the 2(K)6-07 season. 

'•| thought that was one olour best 
games of the season." LMass coach 
Derek Kellogg said after the win. 

•The team played really g<Hxi 
defense, rebounded the basketball. 
we shared it on the otTensive end of 
the fliKir. vse made some tough shots 
... and Kreddie Riley did what he's 
done a couple times this year make 
some cra/y 3"s to give us a boost in 
the first half" 

Riley had his best outing in over 
a iiH)nlh as he scored a game-high 1 8 
points, including 1 5 in the lirst half 
to reach double -figures for the first 
time since IXrc II. The sophomore 
finished the contest shiK)ting 4-of-S 
from 3-point range and 
7-or-12 from the field. 

"It was a matter ol 
me just getting into the 
gym," Riley said. "I was 
getting into the gym 
a lot, getting shots up 
before this game so I could have a 
good game and it worked out well for 

Riley. Iiovsever. was playing wiih 
a heavy heart. I he night before the 
game, Riley had received a phone call 
V ia Skype from his brother that their 
thend, Antonio Ciordon, had passed 
away Nevertheless, Riley managed 
to have one of his finer perfbmiances 
of the season. 

• Ihe w hole game. 1 was just try - 
ing to keep my mind ofV that and 
just have fun and play hard because 
1 dedicated this game tt) him." Riley 

Gurley and Farrell also added 

UMass 73 

Charlotte 54 

double-digit poinLs. Gurley scored 17 
while larrell dropped II in the sec- 
ond half It was the second-straight 
game Farrell reached double-figures 
and the sixth time this year. 

In the pt)st. forward lerrell Vinson 
grabbed a game-high 
10 rebounds alongside 
center Sean C arter. who 
had six boards. Ihe 
Minutemen held a ct)m- 
manding 40-32 edge on 
the glass for the contest, 
for Charlotte, guard Derrio 
(ireen. who leads the team in scor- 
ing for the season, led the 49ers with 
12 ptiints despite struggling from the 
field with 2-of-IO shooting. Center 
Chris Braswell was the only other 
Charlotte player to score double-dig- 
its, adding 1 1 points to go along with 
a teiun-high seven rebounds. 

Kellogg was pleased with the 
team defense, but particularly satis- 
fied with the containment on (ireen. 
who did a number on LMass last 

"We just wanted to make sure 
Green didn't do what he did against 
us at LMass last year, which was go 

for 30 and hit shots from all over the 
fliKW," Kellogg said. "I thought we 
stayed connected and did a good job 
on him." 

ITie UMass defense held the 49ers 
to 32 percent shooting m both halves 
while forcing 1 1 turnovers, not allow- 
ing the Charlotte otlense to get in 
rhythm in the contest. 

At\er heading into intermission up 
35-27, UMass extended its lead to 10 
points on a 3-pointer by Vinson two 
minutes into the second period. The 
49ers, however, came up charging 
back w ith seven straight ptiints to cut 
the deficit to 39-36. 

The Minutemen again went on a 
run as Ciurley made a long-range con- 
nection and Farrell scoral on a drive 
to give UMass an 1 1 -point lead with 
less than nine minutes reinaining in 
the game. From there, the Minulemen 
kept Charlotte at bay and cruised lo 
the victory. 

The Minutemen will continue 
conference play when they return 
home on Saturday to take on 
Richmond at noon. 

Jay Asser can he reached al Jass- 
eria.student. umassedii 


UMavs Kuard Freddie Rilev (24) drives to the lane in a game earlier this 
scastm. Rilev is second on the team in scorinu, with 9.5 points per jjame. 

Mosgrove helps UM frounce SLU Minutewomen 

By Micn.\t:i. W(x>i) 

C"i!LLtlilAN STA1> 

After sufTenng cnishing defeats in back-lo-back games 
to end winter br«ik. tlie Massachasctts woitKii's basketball 
team started the new semc-ster oflFnght, defeating Saint Louis, 
77-53. Wednesday night at the Mullms Center, 

"1 toved our etliiris tonighu" UMass head coach Sharon 
Daw ley said "There w as one point tonight w here we had fi\ e 
girls who had nev er played on the same flixff together and we 
were liwking aitnuxl for people and people wetv feeling it. I 
think It was iHir best night of mixing things up aixi it put a lot 
of confidence in us. A game like that will help everybody." 

Four Minutewomen nx-orded dixible-digits in points and 
assists m the matchup as UMass t«)k the lead early on 
and never kx)ked biick. Jasmine Watson. Megan Zullo and 
Cene Mosgrove combined fi>r 49 of U Mass's 77 points. 15 
rebounds and eiglit avsists. 

"They playc-d solid tonight" Daw ley said. "[\Vatson has to 
stop) getting into foul tnnible. For her to play only 24 minutes, 
that's only half a game ;uid tliat's iwt okay. But C ene is on a 
tear nght miw and Megan hit some great shots tonight to help 
us out and give us a spark." 

After a sU)ppy start to tlie game, the Minutewomen found 
their form at the eml of the first half Watson, last season's 
Allantk; 10 Rwkie of the Yair. got things started for UMass 
with six consecutive points despite playing for only six min- 
utes. Point guaixl Dee Montgwneiy also paced the offense ;ind 
tallied four early points. 

As effective as the Minutc-womcn wctc as the game 
progressed, the Billikeas did just as much lo hurt themselvc-s. 
Saint Louis went to the fiiee throw liiK- eight tiines in the first 
half alone, but only ircmaged to convert two of those chances 
into points. Inconsistent b.ill movement and sloppy pavsing 

caiLsed eight tumovcTs and the squad shot only 

35 percent trum Uie fl»x>r in the first hiilf com- 
pared to 58 percent for tJie Minutewomen. 

Mosgrove contributed 1 1 pt)ints and seven 
rebounds to carry LMass. and Zullo hit two 
late 3-pointers to put the Minutewomen ahead. 
40-25. going into tlie break. 

"I felt gixxl about the lead but I always had it in the back 
of my mind thai we've come back from more, so we can't let 
H),'* Dawley said. "We burned a timeout there jast to remind 

hit their stride 

By David Martin 

Collegian Staff 

-1! IS 1 (nLh(•.l^^ 

Sophomore- Kuard Dee MontRomerv (25) looks for a passing lane in the Minutewomcn's game against Saint 
U>uis. Montgomerv registered six ptiints, five rebounds and five assists in the 77-53 victor>. 

UMass 77 

the girls that they can't Itn up becau.se they needed to slay shaip 

and kcvp things up because you never know when that team 

can put somcnhing together and come back." 

The Billikens connnued to struggle in the second half, 
going alinosl six minutes before scoring a point 
alk-r the break. They shot only 25 percent from 
the flcxir and 29 perc-ent for the game. Jacy 
Bradley was the high scorer for Saint Louis, net- 
ling 17 piiints and also recording a steal on the 
niglit. The Marcxm and While used the inconsis- 
tencies to their advantage, ripping off a 9-0 run 

as the half began. 

Consistent play from players off the bench also added to 

the UMass attack. Sarah English tallied four points, Shakia 

Robins<jn added 1 1 and Montgomery netted six. 

"1 loved [the bench] tonight" Dawley said. "I loved iliat 
Sarah [English] was the hero in the firet half Things weren't 
mlling for us at thitt Unw and she did a great job txMTiing in and 
stabi lizing that for us. I thought Steph Lawrence did a great job 
for us loo, and Dee [Montgomery] gave as a spark early on as 


"We have to keep getting better," Daw ley akled. "As goixl 
as we are we keep taking steps forward then steps back, and 
we need to stop going back. We liavc to turn tlie comer and 
we're in gixxl position to do that and our fix-us now is to come 
oul with game mentality and dominate from ihe start." 

Michael Wood can be reactied at nKwoiMKw^tudent. 

As the temperature and snow begin to fall, the 
Massachusetts women's basketball team is seeing 
several players heat up the court as the Atlantic 10 
schedule is well underway. 

The Minutewomen (6-13, 2-2 A-10) have 
seen strong performances from Cerie Mosgrove. 
Megan Zullo and Jasmine Watson as they work lo 
increase their position in the A-IO standings. 

"We did a decent job slaying in shape over 
break, and we have stayed sharp as a result," 
UMass coach Sharon Dawley said. "We've been 
strong on rebounding and have kept turnovers low 
throughout our games." 

The most important part of maintaining a win- 
ning atmosphere lies in the team's ability to keep 
faith in their play. 

"Our strongest influence so far is the confident 
play," Dawley said. "Great performances by Cerie 
and Meg have been critical in keeping our game 
up throughout the break. 

"Cerie has been playing well and has been 
pivotal in a lot of games." Dawley added. "Meg 
has been our go-to player game after game, 
and [Watson] has been getting belter every day. 
They've been key game in and game out." 

Their work on the floor has been nothing less 
than impressive throughout the winter break. For 
instance, both Watson and Mosgrove have regis- 
tered three double-doubles apiece over the winter 
session. In one game against Holy Cross, both 
Watson and Mosgrove recorded double-doubles, 
marking the first time two Minutewomen accom- 
plished the feat in the same game since 2007. 
In addition. Zullo has been clutch from beyond 


Additional players contribute, 
^ UMass tries for 3rd straight 

By Dan Giiitiom 



Fa-shman .Vlam iniillij* (27) takes a shrt in a game earlier this s<as..n.. 
Philli|>. Ie.iils ,ill L7M defensemen in scoring, with six goals .mil lime issisis. 

The Massachusetts hock- 
ey team started the New Year 
with a five-game losing streak 
over winter break, but bounced 
back this weekend with a series 
sweep of UMass Lowell. 

Following its first win- 
ning streak of the season, the 
Minutemen (5-11-3. 4-6-3 
Hockey East) lost back-to-back 
games for the first time since 
Nov. 5. dropping consecutive 
contests at No. 15 Wisconsin. 
UMass then lost home games 
lo Northeastern, 5-3, and No. 4 
New Hampshire, 3-1 

However, the Minutemen 
rebounded with a home-and- 
home sweep against UMass 
Lowell last weekend. 

Last weekend against 
LMass Lowell 

Friday marked the first con- 
test of the home-and-home 
weekend series between UMass 
and UMass Lowell in Lowell. 
The Minulemen won, 5-4, as 
they used a last-minute goal lo 
win their first road game of the 

Danny Hobbs scored a goal 
wiih 11.6 seconds left in regula- 
tion lo give UMass its first win 
in six games. The Minutemen's 

previous win also came against 
the Riverhawks in a 5-2 win at 
the Mullins Center, on Dec. 4. 

While his team did relin- 
quish a two-goal lead. UMass 
coach Don Cahoon was pleased 
to come away with a win. 

"We found out what hap- 
pens when two young teams 
play each other anything can 
happen," Cahoon said. "We're 
just happy to come out with one 
more [goal] than they had." 

The game-winning goal came 
on a three-on-two rush into the 
attacking zone as T.J. Syner led 
Hobbs with a pass over the blue 
line. Hobbs skated towards the 
left of the net and attempted to 
center a pass from the faceofT 
circle when the puck deflected 
off a defender's skate and past 
River Hawk goalie Doug Carr in 

Senior Paul Dainton started 
in net and made 33 saves as 
UMass held a 4-1 advantage 
midway through the second 
period before UMass Lowell 
tied the game with two goals in 
the third. 

Although Cahoon was not 
happy with the way his team 
gave up a three-goal lead, 
Cahoon liked Ihe resiliency his 
team showed and was happy 
with the result. 

"I was really pleased with 
the way thai we came back and 
took the game over," Cahoon 
said. "Was I satisfied'.' No, but 
I'll take the 'W' and feel pretty 
good about it." 

Other LMass goal-scorers 
included Chase Langeraap, 
Michael Lecomte, Brendan 
Gracel and Michael Pereira. 

The relieved Minutemen then 
returned back to the Mullins 
(enter on Saturday, eventually 
defeating the River Hawks, 4-1, 
to complete Ihe weekend sweep. 
The Minulemen led 4-0 
before giving up a goal halfway 
through the third period to spoil 
what would have been their first 
shutout of Ihe season. 

Freshman defcnseman Adam 
Phillips had the first multi- 
goal game of his career with 
two power play goals to lead 
UMass to its second victory in 
seven games. Freshman Colin 
Shea scored his first career goal 
while juniors Syner and Hobbs 
each added two assists for the 

Cahoon was pleased with his 
team's overall performance and 

"I thought we played pretty 
well in the first anil second 
period when we needed to most, 
lo gel the commanding lead," 

Cahoon said. "We moved the 
puck well, we had lots of scor- 
ing chances, we executed on the 
power play and we did a great 
job of killing penalties, so that's 
a big step forward." 

Dainton made 28 saves in net 
for UMass, as the Minutemen 
killed six River Hawk penalties 
in the game. 

Jusi over four minutes into 
the game. Syner evaded a River 
Hawk defender and passed the 
puck lo Phillips at the point. 
Phillips one-timed a slap shot 
to score his sixth goal of the 

UMass scored again 34 sec- 
onds later, when Conor Sheary 
look a Michael Lecomte pass 
and fired it past Carr. 

The Minutemen converted 
two of its three power play 
chances and now have a 5-5-2 
record this season when scoring 
three or more goals in a game. 

"I think our speed factor 
really showed itself early in 
the game." Cahoon said. "We 
counter-attacked and really cre- 
ated some odd-man situations 
around the net. We drew penal- 
ties that way and I thought that 
we controlled the tempo more as 
the game went on." 

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American opportunities: 
Sees, highlight tax breal<s 

Bv Sam BintRUfcin 


Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and 
Secretary of l-ducation Ame Duncan met 
Thursday with a group of Washington, DC, 
students, parents and educators at Woodrow 
Wilson Senior High School to discuss initia- 
tives the Obama Administration has under- 
taken to help make a college education 
more afl'ordable. highlighting the American 
Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC). according 
to a release from the Treasury Department's 
Officeof Public Affairs. 

"America's prosperity depends on the eco- 
nomic policies we pursue to strengthen our 
nation's competitiveness." Geithner told the 
town hall-<tyle crovvd. "And the strength and 
compeiilueness of our nation will depend 
largely on continuing to have the best edu- 
cated students in the world." 

According to the two policymakers, the 
AOl C gives parents and students a tax credit 
of up to S2.$(M) for college expenses The 
two claim the credit can give millions of 
Americans a leg up m financing a college 
education, as a recent Treasury Departmeni 
analysis found up to 9.4 million families with 
college students will benefit from the credit 
this year. The same analysis concluded the 

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said he believes 
more college graduates will help the economy. 

AOTC will provide $18.2 billion in tax relief 
this year, with families expected to receive an 
average credit of $1 ,900. 

"We cannot underestimate the impact of the 
American Opportunity Tax Credit on 9.4 mil- 
lion students nationwide." said Duncan, the 
former C'KO of the Chicago Public Schools. 

The AOTC, which began as a part of the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
(ARRA), better known as the stimulus bill, 
was extended by the Obama Administration by 
two more years as a part of Congress' year-end 
tax cut package signed by President Obama 
in December. The credit replaces a previous 
college relief break, the Hope credit, for the 
years 2009 and 2010. and will now remain 
in place through 2012. Students claiming the 
full break for all four years can receive a total 
credit of up to SI 0,000 lo finance their higher 
education, which would cover 80 percent of 
tuition and fees at the nation's average two- 
year school, or about .^3 percent of tuition and 
fees at an average public four-year institution, 
according lo Treasury Department figures. 

1 he Treasury Department's analysis finds 
the AOTC improves on the Hope credit by 
providing a larger break for nearly all students 
to whom it applies, covering all fouf years of 
college, rather than just two, and applying lo 
text books, as well, which the Hope break did 
not. Further, the AOTC is partially refundable, 
meaning families with no federal income lax 
liability can receive the credit as well. Such 
families will receive roughly $4 billion in 
refunds this year, according to the Treasury's 
analysis, titled "The American Opportunity 
Tax Credit: Making College More Affordable 
for Students and Their Families." 

In Thursday's meeting. Geithner and 
Duncan also focused on other college-afl'ord- 
abilily measures the Obama Administration 
has tackled, such as working to simplify the 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA), and broadening and increasing the 
value of Pell grants, the main source of federal 
aid for low-income students. 

In a blog post authored by the two law- 
makers posted on the Treasury Department's 
website, both emphasized the exploding cost of 
higher education, the widening divide between 
the rich and poor in the U.S. and steps the 
president and his cabinet have taken to put col- 
lege within reach for lower-income families. 

Secretary of Education Ame Duncan said he is 
worthing to make higher education more affofdabte. 

"We're pushing to make this tax credit 
permanent so that college students and their 
families can know with certainty that they 
can get up to $10,000 over four years of 
college." they wrote. ■"Fifteen years ago. 
America's young adults were more likely 
lo earn a college degree than in any other 
country. Today, young adults in the U.S. are 
tied for ninth in the world in college attain- 

The two also touted the financial benefits 
of earning a bachelor's degree. 

"On average, college graduates with a 
bachelor's degree earn nearly twice as much 
over the course of their lifetime as work- 
ers with only a high school diploma. And 
the unemployment rate for college gradu- 
ates with a bachelor's degree (about five 
percent) is currently about half that of all 

"The United States has a long way to go 
before it lives up to the promise of education 
as a great equalizer." Geithner and Duncan 
concluded. "But to achieve that quintessential 
American promise, college must be within 
reach for hard-working families who want their 
children to pursue higher education to prepare 
for a globjilly competitive job market." 

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In-vest-ing in our police force 

UMPD K9 Diezel receives donated bulletproof vest 


C^^Ol-LklilAN L^TA^^ 

When Diezel, a Dutch Shepherd police 
dog at the University of Massachusetts, 
went to visit Santa this holiday season, he 
was outfitted with a bulletproof and stab- 
resistant vest by Vested Interest in K-9s, 
Inc. (VIK). 

The gift was part of the Helping Paws 
for the Holidays fundraiser sponsored 
by VIK. where people and animals cuuld 
have their picture taken with Santa and 
the Grinch at the Pet Food Shoppe in 
I.akeville. Mass The event was held every 
weekend in December and raised enough 
money to outFii 10 dogs with vests. 

UMPD Officer Liana Varosky. who 
handles Diezel, was relieved and thank- 
ful lo receive the vest Her previous dog, 
Zeke, had one. but it did not fit Diezel 

"Having this extra protection gives 
me a little more peace of mind when 
deploying on high-risk canine calls." said 
Varosky. "It would be unwise lo not 
wear my bulletproof vest to pursue a flee- 
ing suspecl that is armed with a gun," she 

"When the UMass officers respond in 
number to the various civil disorder events 

that have been prevalent in this area over 
the last decade, we are provided extra 
equipment to protect us from projectiles 
and sharp objects. The same should be true 
lor K9 Diezel." 

Die/el is certified by the North 
American Police Work Dog Association 
(NAPWDA) for narcotics and patrol work, 
which means he can find narcotics in 
buildings, vehicles and open areas, as well 
as helping to track missing people. He also 
works crowd control and demonstrations 
for the public 

"K9 Diezel is a resource for not only Ihe 
UMass police officers, but also the local 
communities." said Varosky. noting that 

Die/el has worked m Hadley. .Amherst, 
Northampton. Hatfield, llasthamplon and 
South Hadley. She also believes that "hav- 
ing a police dog also helps break the ice 
between us and the community with their 
approachable nature." 

Varosky pointed out, however, that 
many UMass students and cominunity 
members may not be too familiar with 
Diezel "because K9 Diezel and I work 

The UMPD K9 unit started in 2003, and 
currently hosts two dogs, Varosky said, 
adding that such a donation from VIK is 
quite rare. 

UMPD, APD reaccredited 

Bv Sam Bl nhKHtm 


The University of Massachusetts 
Police Department and Ihe Amherst Police 
Department have both received state accred- 
itation for 201 1, according to releases from 
UMass' Office of News and Media Relations 
and APD Lieutenant Ronald Young 

UMPD received its accreditation at a 
Jan. 13 ceremony in Hopkinton, Mass., 
west of Boston, according to Chief Johnny 
C. Whitehead. The Department received the 
recognition from the Massachusetts Police 
Accreditation Commission (MPAC). which 
gives such standing lo "departments that 
meet and maintain professional public satc- 
ty standards," according to the Thursday 

According to Whitehead, the accredited 
status has only been granted to 33 of the 
more than 300 police departments in the 

"Achieving accreditation from Ihe 
Massachusetts Police Accreditation 
Commission is considered a very signifi- 
cant accomplishment, and is a recognition 
that is highly regarded by the law enforce- 
ment community," said the Commission's 
executive director. Donna Taylor Mooers, 
in Ihe Jan. 20 statement. 

The release explains that the accredita- 
tion process is voluntary in nature, and 
that to achieve such recognition, partici- 
pating departments must work to meet 
and uphold standards established "for the 


'Our department does not receive many 
donations for this specialized unit," she 
said "Having a protective vest will most 
importantly ensure the safety of my patrol 
partner, but it also safeguards the sig- 
nificant investment the University has 
made to purchase, train and maintain K9 

The average canine vest costs $735 and 
includes a five year warranty, but since 
Diezel works in crowd control, his vests 
offers more protection and. according to 
Varosky. costs closer to $1000 

In order to make this possible. Richard 
and Desiree Scully, a couple from launton. 
Mass., and Judee Harrington, another Bay 
Slater, stepped forward and made .1 dona- 
tion through VTIC. 

The Scullys donated in honor ol iheir 
nephew, who died at age 12. "He really 
hked dogs, and he just died too young, so 
we did this in honor of him." said Richard 
"Some of the money also went to help a 
dog out here in Taunton." 

VIK services dogs throughout 
Massachusetts and is run by Sandy Marcal. 
Marcal started the organization two years 
ago after having spent eight years volun- 
teering at similar organizations During 
2010. the first full year of operation. VIK 
was able to purchase 26 vests. Currently. 

Diezel and Officer Varosky were presented the 
vest at a Nov. 27 ceremony in Lakeville. Mass. 

there are 15 dogs on the waiting lisi. hut 
according to Marcal. the list changes 
almost daily. For more informaiion L'fv U' 
vik9s.org or call 50S S24-6«^7S 

•|| is important to give these dogs 
vests, because they are also officers. " said 
Marcal. "They are the first ones sent into 
dangerous situations, so they should I'-o 
be given protection." 

On Jan. 29, the UMass Police 
Department will be hosting a vesting cer- 
emony for Diezel. During the ceremony, 
police dogs from Witbraham and V/estfield 
and possibly Bosco, the other UMass K9. 
will be presented wearing their vests 

Kotic l.undcck can he reached at khin- 
deck(w.sludent umass edii 

profession and by the profession." Areas in 
which participating departments must strive 
for excellence include policy development, 
emergency response planning, training, 
communications, use of force, vehicular 
pursuit and the care and treatment of pris- 
oners, according to Ihe release. 

Karlier this month, the UMPD was 
assessed by a team of "commission-appoint- 
ed assessors," who found UMass' police 
force to be compliant with all standards 
required for accredilation Ihe Commission 
is composed of representatives of the 
Massachusetts C hiefs of Police Association, 
the Massachusetts Municipal Association. 
Coalition of Accredilation Managers of 
Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Police 
Association. It offers two different pro- 
gram awards: certification and accredita- 
tion. Accreditation is the more prestigious 

UMPD's accreditation will run for three 

"Our mission is to provide a safe environ- 
ment in which lo live, learn and grow." said 
Whitehead in the release. "Accreditation 
says a lot about the quality of the people 
who work for the department and the qual- 
ity of service we provide the campus com- 

Several other Massachusetts colleges and 
universities have accredited police depart- 
ments, including Tufts. Northeastern and 
Mount Holyoke. according to the release. 

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"If we don't beliwe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."- Noam Chomsky 


Imagine her as president 


Last week Sarah Palin released a scvcn-and-a-haif 
minute video. Rather than respeetfully taking the opportu- 
nity to olTer brief and sincere compassion for the victims 
of the tragedy unleashed in Tucson. Palin took the low 
road. Denunciating critics, Palin sought to absolve her- 
self of any responsibility for 
Fpldfif *"y possible influence her oft- 

^_ heated rhetoric might have had 
over Jared L. Loughcr prior to 
his attempted assassination of Arizona C'ongresswoman 
Gabrielle Giffords, murder of six bystanders, and wound- 
ing of 1 3 others. 

Palin stated that any rush to blame her for the violent 
acts of one individual in purported conjunction with her 
supposedly fierce political rhetoric was an example of a 
media-issued "blood libel." Such word choice continues to 
showcase Palin's distinct lack of historical understanding 
and a disregard for clear misuse of language. 

Seated before her stone fireplace - an American fiag 
draped in the corner she recounted the tragic events and 
cast her sympathy on the victims and their families. After 
about 30 seconds, her tone changed and 1 couldn't help but 
feel as though 1 was beginning to watch something along 
the lines of an extended campaign ad Thus began the list 
of "exceptional" American values that Palin holds dear, 
namely, freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. 

She refers to Lougher as an "evil man" and a "deranged 
gunman," though it has not been determined whether 
tougher's actions were premeditated and or whether he is 
psychologically insane. 

She expressed concern over how people are making 
"irresponsible statements" by casting blame for this dev- 
astating tragedy on her rhetoric. She quoted President 
Reagan and his sentiment that each American individual 
is responsible for his or her actions. Aligning herself with 
conservative America's favorite former president's posi- 
tion, she displayed herself as the passive victim in this 
blame game,. 

"Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own," said 
Palin. "They begin and end with the criminals who com- 
mit them." 

The video should have ended at one minute, but Palin 
wanted it to be known that just because she had a website 
with cross hairs over swing districts including Gifford's - it 

was her constitutional right to do so. She then, unfortunately, 
continued her exercise of said right. 

"Journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood- 
libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence 
that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible." 


For those of you unfamiliar with the term "blood-libel" 
here's a quick history lesson. 'Blood-liber' originated as 
a phrase coined in Medieval Europe as a deliberately false 
accusation that Jews would kill Christian children, and use 
their blood to make ceremonial Matzoh bread. This hateful 
and despicable charge was used to rationalize brutal violence 
and incite anti-Semitism against Jews during the Middle- 
Ages. The term is associated with a very specific and painful 
part of Jewish history. In trying to explain away the accusa- 
tions that have been directed at her behavior's irresponsible 
statements, she committed herself to one of the most irrespon- 
sible metaphors uttered in recent memory. 

As to whether her use of the term has any correlation 
to Congresswoman Gifford's Jewish affiliation - I find 
it merely coincidental - though it certainly doesn't help 
Palin's case. 

Her words will undoubtedly cause certain groups of 
Jews and Americans to call her anti-Semctic. As a Jewish 
American, I do not feel personally victimized by her 
words. I do not think Palin was inciting haired or express- 
ing contempt towards Jews. Rather, her words demonstrate 
a poor tact, adding self-interested insult to those who suf- 
fered on January, 8. The focus of the argument shouldn't 
be on how Jews world-wide are responding to it, but 
rather on a more disconcerting issue; in the aftermath of 
the Tuscon shooting, why would Sarah Palin even take a 
victimized stance? 

Most shocking about her statements was that they were a 
six minute defense of her own political rhetoric. 

"When we say take up our arms," we're talking about 
our vote." 

You can think what you'd like about Palin and her politi- 
cal agenda, but 1 think everyone can agree that words mat- 
ter. If Palin is so quick to say that individuals stand alone 
for their crimes, shouldn't they also be held accountable 
for their words'.' 

Palin had even much to say about "foundational free- 
doms," "peaceful dissent," "civil discourse," and the 
Constitution as a "sacred charter of liberty." She reiterated 
the importance of these American values, and how 9/11 
is a constant reminder. Five-and-a-half minutes into the 
video, I'm no longer watching a memorial for those who 
were viciously murdered, but a checklist of all the things 
that Sarah Palin thinks are important and the values that 
she feels she represents - stunningly inappropriate. It was 
insulting to those affected by this tragic event and it was 
certainly not the time or place for her to take such a politi- 
cal stance. 

"In times like these we need God's guidance and the 
peace He provides ... We are better than the mindless 
finger-pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy." 

In times like these, perhaps prayer will provide some 
solace for certain individuals, but as far as overcoming 
mindless violence, my faith dwindles. 

Emilv FelJer is a Collegian columnist. She can he 
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In the wake of Tuscon, there's been a lot of 
talk about violent rhetoric in politics. Trust 
me: Divorcing politics and violence is impos- 
sible politics is violence. It's been that way 
ever since some dude in Babylonia thousands 
of years ago said 

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^^i^— probably after a 

really long day 
made worse because brewing beer back then 
was a crapshoot so it sucked much of the 
time said, "1 hate being an early agricultur- 
ist, let's make some weapons and get these 
chumps to do all the work for us." 

That's how government got started, and 
that's pretty much how it is today Back 
then, of course, the services provided by the 
government were more along the lines of 
"Hand over your bushel of grain or the king 
will be upset. If the king gets upset the gods 
get angry and if the gods get angry everyone 
will suffer especially you." There was also 
some defense provided, although this was 
occasionally more of an inherent obligation 
to the community. In some ancient societies. 
armies were medieval Halliburtons 

The really strange thing, though, is not 
that politicians want to tone down violent 
rhetoric, they really want to water-down 
anti-government rhetoric. Politicians love 
militaristic metaphors that's why we have 
wars on drugs, poverty, terrorism, cancer 
and crime. Presumably we'll get a "War on 
Violence" in the near future, because 1 hon- 
estly doubt anyone in government is intel- 
ligent enough to appreciate the irony. 

We in the news media love those kinds 
of metaphors, too. So reformers are always 
"crusading," rivals are always "rattling their 
sabres" and headlines about contested pro- 
bate judge elections will always be some 
variation on "battle of wills." 

More importantly, the talk about rhetoric 
is always directed squarely at one group: 
conservatives. Take this editorial from The 
Boston Phoenix, "Desert Storm: How the 
CiOP and the Sunset State nurture the lunatic 
fringe " fhe mie alone should make it clear 
just what writer David Bernstein wants to get 
across, namely that conservatives are insane. 
The article was written soon after the Tuscon 
shootings, so it would be unfair to criticize 
him for things that subsequent information 
rendered moot. 

Nevertheless, his article is packed with 
turns of phrase such as, "This is typi- 
cal of how ever-deeper levels of lunacy 
get introduced to conservatives." One sec- 
tion is headed "Rally round the nutjobs." 
Honestly, it's not surprising that conserva- 
tives feel threatened with liberals saying 
they're insane all the time. It might even be a 


self-fulfilling prophecy, where liberals have 
told each other that conservatives are cra/y 
so often that they've convinced themselves 
it's true. But the worst thing Bernstein wrote 
is this: "Comparisons of dangerous rhetoric 
of the left and right miss the underlying fact 
that, in today's American landscape there 
is little or no extreme-left equivalent to the 
gun-felishi/ing, government-hating, racist, 
anti-Semitic extremes of the right." 

In general, it's just not true. Although 
the most violent acts have been carried out 
by far-right supporters, the extreme left 
is just as violent and has been for longer 
than the right. In fact, the very first left- 
ists, led by Maximilien Robespierre, orches- 
trated the Reign of Terror during the French 
Revolution. Anarchists carried out bomb- 
ing campaigns in 1919 and an anarchist is 
believed to have thrown the bomb that led 
to the Haymarket Riot in 1X86. "Today s 
American landscape" has been shaped by 
these events in ways we don't recognize. 

More recently, the Weather Underground 
actually issued a declaration of war on the 
United States government while radical left- 
ists such as Sam Melville and Jane Alpert 
lobbed bombs around the country. Then there 
was the famous "Battle of Seattle." G-20 
protests always result in riots elsewhere: 
we've been fortunate in the United States 
that they ha\ent been as bad here. Just last 
year UMass prevented United Freedom Front 
leader, Ray Levasseur from speaking at the 

Also last year, Joseph Stack fiew a plane 
into an IRS office in Austin, Texas and 
decried capitalism in his suicide note. Later 
on, a man named Jamie Lee took hos- 
tages at Discovery Channel headquarters in 
Maryland because he thought the channel 
was anti-environment. 

Its true that Timothy McVeigh killed 
more people in a few minutes than all the 
far left groups of the 1 97()s combined, but 
that only means that he was convicted and 
executed while Levasseur was merely exiled 
to Maine. 1 know 1 wouldn't want to be 
executed, but I've never been to Maine so 1 
can't say whether permanent residency there 
would be agreeable to me or not. 

Ignoring leftist violence, like Bernstein 
does, is irresponsible. We live in an age 
when political violence is more visible than 
at any other time in history and there is no 
indication that this will change anytime 
soon. Ignoring any of it will only convince 
its perpetrators that more is needed to get our 

Matthew M. Roharc is a Collegian colum- 
nist, lie can be reached at mrohare(a student. 

The tragedy in Tucson was committed 
by a mentally disturbed individual whose 
true motivations might never be known 
His motive might not even be coherent 
However, in light of the political tone of 
the event and the 
Mito Fnv resultant analysis, 

"^"^^ ^^^ our country has a 

unique opportunity 
for navel-ga/ing at what has become a 
toxic political culture with rhetoric that 
has begun to invoke violence to an often 
absurd degree. 

Both sides of the political spectrum are 
guilty of extremism. At different points 
in history, and at different levels, peo- 
ple's passions can overflow into evoking 

It's an undeniable fact and widely 
accepted element in politics. However, 
other than times of great revolution or 
distress, extremism has been reserved for 
the fringe. Moderation has been the path 
to making as many people happy as pos- 
sible while maintaining stability. In their 
recent attempts to gun up more support. 
the political establishment of the right has 
made a show of embracing extremist and 
dramatically violent rhetoric. 

The details have been repeated ad 
nauseum: (ilenn Beck's conspiracy theory 
chalkboards historical quest to brand 
anyone remotely liberal as evil. Sarah 
Palin's hunting fetishes, the absolutist 
arguments during the health care debate; 
all of the evidence is obvious. 

The opposition is also outspoken. The 
talking heads of MSNR^ show their fair 
share of bias and the numerous compari- 
sons of Bush and Hitler by extremist lib- 
erals show that extremism has reared its 
head on the left. 

But, when the Republican speaker of 
the house refuses to acknowledge how 
ridiculous the accusation that (Jbama 
wasn't born in the United States is. it 
means the political climate has become 
mind-blowingly paranoid. 

Politics necessitates delivering the 
simplest message possible in order to get 
the most support possible as quickly as 

Politics of fear are broadly appealing 
due to natural instincts towards survival. 
The messages of Beck, Palin and others 
have found popularity through this prin- 
ciple and they have been picked up and 
carried, somewhat understandingly. by the 
Republican party for support. 

However, the endorsement of these 
philosophies has begun to infect coherent 
political thought. Lxtremist candidates 

were supported during the mid-lerm elec- 
tions due to divisive beliefs now being 
accepted by the mainstream. Now, the 
ones that have been elected have even 
greater perches to populuri/e extremist 
beliefs and lend apparent legitimacy to 
their opinions through the virtue of their 

It's almost a perfect c.\aniple of a group 
selling Its soul for power. By embracing 
the politics of fear as part of its central 
platform witness the original title of 
the current attempt to repeal health care 
reform, "the Repealing the Job-Killing 
Health Care Law Act" the establish- 
ment of the right has shown a willingness 
to embrace fiulT and demagoguery over 
policies with true substance. 

Understandably, not everyt)ne can con- 
cern themselves with such issues of politi- 
cal morals However, the entire tone of 
conversation has still become clogged by 
divisive posturing. 

What has developed isn't the under- 
standing that people of opposing political 
beliefs have different but equally good- 
hearted views for the country. What's 
developed is a kind of zero-sum game' 
mutually exclusive attitude where, if 
someone has different political beliefs, 
they are out for your destruction. The 
United States has seen this attitude rear 
Its head before. In the 19.St)s, due to fear 
of Soviet infiltration in the United States, 
the senator from Wisconsin, Lugene 
McCarthy carried out a campaign of ter- 
ror against members of the government 
and establishment as well as some well- 
known actors and actresses. Anyone who 
had any inkling of leaning left in his 
views was considered to be aligned with 
the Soviet Union. 1 ives and reputations 
were destroyed. The entire business of 
government suffered as it ate itself from 
the inside out. 

We are on the verge of a new era of 
McCarthyism if the extremist rhetoric 
continues to be embraced by the main- 
stream elements of any political move- 
ment in our country. However, the right, 
due to circumstances and possibly des- 
peration, has more recently embraced it 
wholeheartedly. The disturbed and divided 
brain of the Tucson shooter, who consid- 
ered "Mein Kampf and the "Communist 
Manifesto" as two of his favorite books, 
could only prove to be a microcosm of the 
destructive divisionism if politics contin- 
ues on this course. 

Mike Fox is a Collegian columnist lie 
can he reached at mgfbx^sludcnt iim^cis 


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' !, u , . .1 u>be nominated for best 

I at least best supporting 

SIk; ntewiien/jed the audietxe in her role 

, (ihiiwinv? more grit than anyone else in 

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iiinpii o* itci. Ihe Golden (iloK-s n; 

Mve slighted 'True (niL, but the 
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i] the prolifVra- 

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iiain's royal tiimily can't avoid t' 

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; on) passes and his oldest son 

r ir [ ,1 • irdVUMGuy Pearce) 

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upiothc >tikeofYork/'Gcori;c 

.! fC'.ilin i ! cv England through 

ih thoughtful words 

ririn s neivuii-, sttammer was so convuic- 

tng that when he won the Golden (ilobe for 

Best Actor on Sunday, 1 was bituig my naiU 

anxious that he would fluh his accepl.iuce 

speech. To maintain the characters smsech 

impediment for two hours w i^ il»j'*Sitely 

ipressive. Jaw clenched, ii- and 

,ue-ticd, the Duke dis[ila>iu nearly as 

:h difficulty telling his daufhters » private 

bedtime story as he did formally addresvini; 

his subjects. All the while, you can't licln ^ui 

to think. "Spit It out!** as his father 

The ^tory picks up \vi'^ "■ ■:itu.uu......u 

of Ugpe! Logue (Geoffrc who plays 

' unorthodox speech thcrajMsi who helps 
Duke gain contr(vl of hii iiglit lips. 1 vcr 
pithy, l-ogue's oti expressed flippant regard 
<■'- 'nyalty deeply resonates with .\incrican 
tecs. The first taste of his 
it, and sometiiBes. 
iim, talki-'s place at 
the biT'""'"" "f his 
and II t'lr^i 

meeuru'. Li".-'nc 
asks the D. 
not to snMiko in 
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Duke pompously 
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physicians say it 

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head at th 
couple freqi 

1 oguc matter-of-factly replies. "They're idi* 
ot.s~" The Duke: "They've all been knighted." 
I ogue: "Mflccs it official then." 

Although^* certain level of movie-magicaj 
production ||i^ occupy every screenplay, the 
lc» be hung up on royal titles 
aa. .Although an importaa( 
lonarchy was a figure- 
itory. Still, the majestic 
1s us "It's Your Royal 
Highness, first. . Ma'ara' thereafter" 

Paying no mind to U»is, Lo; is on 

rofirrinp to the soon-to-be-Kin_^ ,'land 

his family moniker. 
un UR- whole the film is perfectly v..,,,.a- 
ing. ril admit, the English accents ma 
have something to do with it particularly 
the young Queen "Mum" Eli/tabeth. played 
by Itolcna Bonhani Caitcr. ^This is one of 
few films in whicli I find die British accent 
charming.) It would have been rewarding as 
a viewer to witness richer developmon of 
Carter's character, as her presence provides 
a freshness in every scene in whicb she 
appears. {^ 

Plot wise, this period piece ofm few 
surprises. It's a classic underdog fflp with 
the right amount of awkward-innog«jil swear- 
ing to keep the average movie-^glf^tamused. 
Although interesting and cndeali^ the rela- 
tionship between Loguc .md George VI is 

Timothy Spall also makes a small, 

yet well-acied cameo as Winston 

thurclyll. When George VI is 

requiredi to address or entertain 

ririin's nobles and jKiliticians. 

I! I • hurchill alone who seems 

lo have faith in ihe stuttering 

ing cither by disregarding 

is stammer altogether or h> 

iroviding words of encoiir- 

igcmeni. Irony is not lost 

n the stout historical giant 

lis curled lips are as much 

their own person as Michael 

Jack-son's nose was. 

Shane Cnntin van be 
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From "Meet the Parents" to "Meet the 
Fockers." Gaylord Focker and his quirky 
family have been cherished by Americans 
for the past decade However. Ben Stiller 
has sold out in the name of money-making, 
and his latest movie "Little Fockers" is a 

Since the release of "Meet the Parents" 
in 2000. the family antics of the Byrnes 
and the Fockers have brought laughter to 
the souls of many fans of comedy. In 2004, 
director Jay Roach released the sequel to 
his first hit*, entitled "Meet the Fockers," 
which was arguably even funnier than its 
predecessor. Roach chose to limit these 
cherished films to a duo, but director Paul 
Weitz sprung to create a third. This cin- 
ematic adventure has become a cinematic 

"Little Fockers" outlines the current 
life of Gaylord "Greg" Focker, played 
by Stiller ("Zoolander." "Dodgeball") as 
a parent of a pair of twins who are 
about to turn 5-years-old. His father-in- 
law. Jack Byrnes, played by Robert De 
Niro ("Goodfellas") has heart problems 
and decides lo pass on the torch of family 
leader to Greg, who accepts with surpris- 
ing confidence. 

The rift between Greg and his father- 
in-law reaches new lows and paints an 
uncomfortably tense backdrop that hin- 
ders many of the jokes. While the series 
always had an over-the-top influx of bad 
situations, "Little Fockers" still has all 
that ridiculousness, yet the desire to laugh 
at it has disappeared. The plot is driven 
by conflicts that had been assumed to be 

resolved during the previous two movies. 
The rehashing of old arguments causes 
the entire film to be predictable. In terms 
of plot, it seems as if the first two movies 
were a waste lo the characters since none 
of them have learned anything. 

Meanwhile, the obnoxious Andi Garcia, 
played by Jessica Alba ("Sin City") 
attempts to seduce Greg in order to give 
the aging cast and its audience something 
to look at. Andi's character has little 
importance other than the testing of Greg's 
allegiance to his family, which had already 
been thoroughly tested in the previous 
iwo movies, making each turn of the plot 
insipidly predictable. Although audience 
members do gel to see Alba run around 
in her lacy underwear, it would be much 
cheaper lo merely Google images of her 
with SafeSearch off. It's obvious that her 
casting was not for the advancement of 
plot, but as a last resort to entice moviego- 
ers into paying the 10 bucks to watch' this 

The jokes in the movie include over- 
dramatic blood and vomil. penis jokes and 
bathroom humor. A lot ot the comedy lends 
to present itself more like an inappropriate 
child's movie. 

One may wonder if Stillers age has 
caused him lo worry that his prime acting 
days are coming to a close. This star-stud- 
ded movie, also including Owen Wilson. 
Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman, 
feels like everyone sold out in the name of 

Save your time and your money and 
avoid seeing this disaster. 

Acacia DiCiaccio can he reached at 
adiciacc(ajsiudenl. umass. edu. 

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for streak against UVM 

By Srt\t LtMNi; 

A lumultuoas winter a-ccss \s m llic 
rcarvicsv inimir lor the Massaehiisetls 
men's hockey team. 

After drtipping five slrajghl ihrixigh- 
out the bre-.ik. which LMass ciwch IXm 
C'ahiXHi atlnbiited ti> shixldv special 
teams pLiy. tlK MinutenK-n swept liMa-ss 
Li)weli in a hmne-and-homc series last 
weekend, taking thein to se\c-nth in the 
Hiickey luisl. 

"lis always a relict" when you win," 
Cahoon said. The aiwiety associated 
with losing is far greater than the thrill of 

The UMass (5-11-3. 4-6-3 Hockey 
hast) power play and penalty kill heated 
up agaiast the Riser Hawks, and should 
that cixilinue. the Minutemen have a 
goixl chatKC tor two victories this week- 
end when they travel tt) Vermont for 
games on Friday and Saturday. 

The Catamounts (4-12 A 2-K-3 
Hwkey Kasl) are coming ott a 2-<) defeat 
against Northeastern and currently rank 
ninth in the conference. The strongest 
aspect of their game is during even 
strength play, where Vennont does not 
easily allow goals. 

Trying to cTack their 5-on-5 defense 
is going to be a challenge," (ahixxi said. 
"It could be one of the tell-tales over the 

course of the weekend if we can score a 
few even strength goiils." 

Sconng power play goals and killing 
off penalties cxmid also detennine how 
the weekend faa-s tor iIk- Minuleiiicn. 
lor the season. 1 1 Mass" coinersion rate 
on Uk- power play stands at 16 percent, 
but It has done much better recently, scor- 
ing a powCT play goal in each of its last 
five games. The Minulemens penalty kill 
has alst) btx'n nxMV elfcxiive of late, kill- 
ing 1 5 straight penalties. 

With a rosier compnscd mostly of 
fteshmen. UMass' special teams needed 
time to gel 

"((iaining) experience, the coastant 
practice at a high level, the comprehen- 
sion of young playtTs in both gnxips 
have [made for impawemcnt) on spe- 
cial teams." Cahoon said The play- 
ers aa- beginning to conceptualize and 

The weekend was also made much 
easier as the Burlington Free Press 
announced on Wednesday that Vermont's 
leading scoivr. senior Wah.santiio Slacey. 
quit the team. Stacc7 led the team in glials 
and points, with nine and 1 5. respectively, 
in 17 games. 

The Minutemen. on the other hand, 
are happy to see one of their main cogs. 
scniiK Michael Ijx-onite. back from inju- 
ry Lecomte has played in just live games 

this sea.son, scoting two goals and adding 
an assist. C'ahixm has been placing him 
on the same line with taltniieil tresh- 
men Michael Peieira and C oiKir Sheary. 
Pervira leads the team with eight goals 
and 1 7 points in I S games, while Sheary 
has three goals and lixir assists. 

"Michael [l.ectMnte] is a guy that has 
a wealth of expenence ;ind he's played in 
a k)t of big-time silu;ilioiis," Cahoon said. 
Tvc put him with two talented freshmen 
that liavc great ptrtential and jLtxointel 
settles them down aixl gives them assur- 
ance about positionally where tht^ need 
to be." 

Cahoon is well aware of the laleni his 
team pos.ses.ses aixi he knows that suc- 
cess w ill come with more experience and 
inaturatKin. With things seemingly begin- 
ning to click for the Minutemen, the test 
of the season could produce more wins 
than losses. 

"[The players] are gaining experience 
and learning to play together," Cahoon 
said. "When these kids first start off 
they're all individuals, and as much as 
you try to get thein to work together, all 
they have to reference is their own indi- 
vidual game. As we practice and act as a 
unit, they begin to make themselves part 
of the whole systein." 

Stew Irvine can hi' rvacheJ at 


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Call it what it is. the Massachusetts hockey 
team has been a streaky team all season. Currently 
on a two-game winning streak, UMass looks to 
harness a sense of consistency for the remainder of 
the season as it travels to Vermont this Friday for a 
two-game set. 

Prior to their string of wins against UMass 


Forward Kevin Czepiel controls the puck 
along the sideboards earlier this season. 

l^iwell last weekend the Minuitnnen (5-11-3. 4-6-3 
Hockey Hast) were in the midst of a five-game losing 
streak, four of which came atter the w inter recess. 
Granted all but one of those games Icatured an 
oppi>neni ranked No. 15 or better m the country. 

"We played great in a couple of those games 
in individual peritxis." UMass coach Don Cahoon 
said "But we weren't able to sustain it, and that's 
been one of my big missions, to get us to sustain 
high levels of play and not [have such] peaks and 
valleys vviihin the course of the game." 

Cahoon attnbuted part of the team's inconsis- 
tency to the sporadic play of special teams during 
that stretch. 

"We would go out certain nights and just be 
horrific in penalty kill and then go out the next 
night and shut the opponent down." he said. "It 
could be that the opponent that was shut down had 
the better [xiwer play, but our ability to lock in and 
ftKus has been a piece of the growth and develop- 
ment that we're trying to put in place." 

The play during that five-game stretch reflected 
the peaks and v alleys shown in their schedule at the 

liefore the losing streak. UMass had created 
its first winning streak of the season, with three 
consecutive victories ovct Vennont CJuinnipiac and 
UMass Lowell from Nov. 23 to Dec, 4. 

However, of late, the Minutemen have proved 
steadfast on special teams. The penalty kill is 
14-of-14 over the last four games since allowing 
its last power play goal against Northeastern on 
Jan. 7. 

So how can the Icaiii sustain the current streak 

and find some stability within those peaks and 

"Practice hard every day. keep a positive outlook, 
try to give attentitm to detail and inake everybody 
;iccouiitablc on that fixMiU" Cahoon said. "That's 
what teachers do when you go mit every day lo 
rehearse. You drill. etKourage and repriinaixl when 
you need to. IX) all the things that try to get these 
[playeis] to hone in on each and every exercise." 

The Minutemen will get the next opportunity 
to implement these exercises on game day when 
they take on Vermont, which is also struggling to 
find consistency. 

The Catamounts (4-12-4. 2-8-3 HEA) haven't 
had a streak of any sort since they lost three in 
a row from Nov. 28 to Dec 8 against Boston 
College. New Hampshire and Yale, instead, it has 
alternated wins and kwses for eighi straight games. 

The recent .Achilles" heel for the Catamounts 
has been the play of special teams. 

"They have only given up one five-on-live 
goal in almost five games and ihcy have been a 
real shut-down defensive team [over their last five 
games]," Cahtxin siiid. "Any goals that they have 
given up have been on special teams or [with] an 
tnld man lineup." 

None t)f Vennont 's losses within the last month 
have been by more than two goals. 

,As both of these teams continue to stabilize 
their weaknesses with their strengths, this week- 
end's scries could tell who is further along in their 
\cnture for consistency. 

Pete I'cLsque: can he reached at pvasqiie:@ 
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UMass hosts Richmond 
in Atlantic 10 matchup 

By Herh Scribneh 

(.AlLlbUIAN StaH 

On Saturday, the Massachusetts men's bas- 
ketball team will have another opportunity lo 
kntK-k off a top Atlantic 10 opponent when 
it returns to the Mullins Center for a contest 
against Richmond. 

The Minutemen (11-6. 3-1 A-10) return to 
their home court to take on the Spiders (14-5. 
3-1 A-10) after winning three of their last four 
contests. With a heavy amount of momentum 
behind them. UMass will take on a Richmond 
team that isn't going to offer the Manwn and 
White an easy battle. 

"I think it's a big game." senior guard Cjary 
Correia said. "[Wednesday's] game was huge for 
us, but going into this game being 3-1 instead 
of 2-2. 1 mean, we have a chance to kiUKk off 
someone that's been at the top o our league 
year-in and year-out. 1 think it's going to be a 
tough one." 

The Spiders haven't had an easy schedule on 
their way lo the Mullins Center, but have done 

well through their first 1^ games of the season 
with wins against No. 1 1 Purdue, Wake Koresl, 
Seton Hall (who defeated UMass, 104-7g earlier 
in the season) and (ieorgc Washington. With 
wins against these top teams, a close game is 
surely on the hon/on for these two squads. 

While the Minutemen are coming off a 
73-54 victory over Charlotte, which showcased 
Freddie Riley scoring 18 points and Anthony 
Cjurley scoring 1 7 of his own. Richmond is com- 
ing off its own high-scoring affair again.st CiW. 

Prolific scorers Justin Harper and Kevin 
Anderson combined for 50 points against the 
Colonials (10-8. 3-1 A-10). with Harper's 30 
points being a career-high. With these two play- 
ers on the Minutemen 's radar. Correia explained 
that UMass needs to do what it has done with 
recent A-10 opponents adjust to its opponent's 

"l think we adjusted to who we were playing 
and how we were going lo play," Correia said. 
"We need to defend as a group and not try to 
defend as individuals." 

While the Minutemen defense will try to 

UM goes to Philly, 
aims for 2 straight 


The Massachusetts women's basketball 
team will look to pick up its second con- 
secutive Atlantic 10 conference victory on 
Saturday when it travels to the Hagan Arena 
in Philadelphia to take on Saint Joseph's. 

The Hawks (11-7. 1-3 A-10) are coming 
off a 53-43 loss to Temple on Wednesday. 
With an undefeated conference record, the 
Owls (12-6, 4-0 A-10) currently rank third 
in the A-10, while handing the Hawks their 
third consecutive loss. Michelle Baker 

and Katie Kuester lead the offensive 
attack for the Hawks. Both are averaging 
double-digits in scoring per game. The 
Minutewomen defense will be intent on 
guarding Kuester from the perimeter. The 
junior leads the team with a 43 pervent 
3-point shooting on 89 attempts this season. 
Kelly Cavallo is third on the team in scor- 
ing and will be a challenge for UMass in the 
paint, averaging 7.1 rebounds and 1 .5 blocks 
per game. 

UMass (6-13, 2-2 A-10) is coming off a 
77-53 win over Saint Louis on Wednesday, 
which is ranked at the bottom of the confer- 
ence. UMass went on a 15-0 run midway 
through the first half to lake a 32-17 advan- 
tage early. 

"We felt this game was huge to get to 
.500 in the conference, so 1 personally never 
felt comfortable with the large lead but we 

maintained good play and got the win," 
UMass coach Sharon Dawley said. 

Senior Cerie Mosgrove led the 
Minutewomen with 18 points and II 
rebounds for her fourth double-double in 
her last five contests. Senior Megan Zullo 
chipped in with 14 points, going 4-for-4 from 
beyond the arc. Sophomore Jasmine Watson 
had 17 points and Shakia Robinson had 11. 
representing the fourth Minutewoman in 
double-figures. Junior Emilie Teuscher dis- 
tributed a career-high five assists. 

"(Zullo) has been our go-to player game 
after game. Jasmine has been getting belter 
every day," Dawley said. "They've been key 
game in and game out." 

Last season, the Minutewomen cruised to 
a 75-62 win over the Hawks on Feb. 25 at 
the Mullins Center. Notables in the victory 
included Watson scoring I 7 points and grab- 
bing seven boards. Mosgrove and Stephanie 
Lawrence each chipped in with nine points, 
with Lawrence taking down five boards. 

UMass will need lo continue its quality 
team play during their conference sched- 
ule, as it goes on to face the undefeated 
Owls on Jan. 26 at the Mullins Center 
"We're just going to continue to get better 
and be able to change up on the fly," Dawley 
said. "We are going to build on our suc- 
cesses by having good practices throughout 
the week." 

Michael Counos can he reached at mcou- 
no.s@slucJent. umwis. edu. 


Sophomore forward Javorn Farrell (left) looks for a rebound against Dayton earlier this 
season. Farrell is averaging 9.3 points In 15 games this season. 

have adopted a style of play that allows Gurley 
to play within the team rather than be the driving 
force. This gameplay style allows players like 
Riley, Correia and Javorn Farrell to raise their 
game and score for the Minutemen. 

These aforementioned players have found 
ways to the hoop off the dribble-drive offense, 
and even more so by speeding up their transi- 

C orreia. who leads the team from the piiint 

contest coming on Saturday. 

"We're going to listen lo our coaches and 
figure oul the best way lo get a win," Correia 

The Spiden* arrived in Amherst on 1 hursday 
night because of upcoming weather conditions. 
Ihe two sides will compete on Saturday at nixiii 
at ihe Mullins Center. 

Hcrh Scrihner can he reached at hscrihne(a 
student, umwis. edu. 

Seniors set to finish home 
schedule against Eagles Fri. 


The Massachusetts swimming and diving team will 
host Boston College this weekend in a meet that will 
see 13 UMass swimmetii and dhets compete in the 
confines of Joseph Rogers Pool for the final tinie. 

The meet represents Senior Day for UMass, 
and the Minutemen and Minutewomen will look 
to keep the momentum going after wias from 
both teams in last week's meet, the Rhode Island 

Success is nothing new on the men's side of 
things. Since 1996. the men's team has been one 
of the most dominant among all other UMass 
teams. The Minutemen have won 12 Atlantic 10 
Championships over that span, including the last 
four. UMa.ss also currently sits at No. 12 in the mid- 
major top 25 rankings. 

Max Butler. Dan Backler, Christopher Howard 
Brian Schmidt and Trevor Ziegler highlight a star- 
studded senior swimming class, while John Clark 
and Adain Duflield are the Uvo senior divers on the 

Ru.ss Yarworth. head coach of the team for 32 
years, has been a part of all 1 2 championships since 
1996, yet he praised this senior class in particular 
for iheir efforts. 

"Anytime the kids make it through Iheir senior 
year in my program means they've been really 
dedicated and worked hard." Yarworth said. "ITiey 
all have a special spot in my heart and in Ihe pn> 

On the women's side. Ciillian Bank. Jennifer 
Comveau. Kaitie English, Meghan Nowak. Tavis 
Potter and Jessica Stan)sielec are the five senior 
swimmers on the team. 



The Minutewomen are coached by Bob 
Newcomb. who has been with the team for 27 
years. Newcomb recogni/ed each senior's contribu- 
tions lo the program and understood that this year's 
senior class was special. 

"This group is very good they are my captains 
and they do a very good job with that and [they will 
be a] huge loss." 

Newcomb is thankftil for the time spent with the 
seniors but wishes he had more. 

"That's maybe the worst thing about college 
athletics, you only get a finite amount of time 
with them until they have to head oul and find 
something else to do," Newcomb said. Individual 
accomplishments have not been hard to come by lor 
Newcomb's senior class. Slarosielec holds school 
records in the 100 breast stroke and 200 and 400 
medley relays while Nowak and Potter are second 
and fifth in schwl history for the 100 breast. Potter 
also holds the school reconl in the 800 medley relay. 

Newaimb also praised spnniers Corriveau and 
Bank for their perfonnance this season. He also 
s|X)ke of f-nglish's contributions, despite being 
hampered w ilh injuries throughout her career 

.Although Senior Day is very imptirtant to 
everyone in the program, coming away with a win 
is paramoimi for the L'Ma.ss swimming and diving 
teams The 16-evcni meet will take place at 4:00 
p.m. on Fnday. The meet can go a long way in 
prepanng both teams for the int)st importiini tourna- 
ment on their scheilule, the .X-IO Toumamcnl 

Regarding the meet, senior Ma\ Butler 
expressed the team's overall goal best: 

"As a loam we would love lo jusi blow BC out 
of the water." 

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Amherst sees spate of burglaries over break 

Police encourage residents to lock doors, stay 
on the lookout for suspicious persons, activity 

By Amy Brennan 

QiLLEr.iAN Staff 

Apartment break-ins during the 
long summer and winter breaks are 
no longer news to some University of 
Massachusetts students. According 
to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, 
between July 1 and mid-September, 
there were 32 break-ins in Amherst. 
The burglary hasn't stopped at just 
apartment break-ins. Car break-ins 
have occurred, although, according 
to police statistics, they are much 
less frequent. 

Also according to the Gazette, 
on Dec. 23, one vehicle that parked 
in a lot off University Drive had its 
windows broken and a pocketbook 
containing $60 stolen from inside. 

Many burglaries occurred over 
the recent winter break, when it 
is common knowledge the UMass 
campus and surrounding apartments 
become a ghost town. 

According to the Amherst Police 
Department's blog, the number 
of burglaries which occur during 
summer and winter breaks rises 
considerably. Most of the entries 
are made through unlocked doors 
and windows, and often occur in 

areas with large student popula- 

Amherst Police Department 
Sergeant David Knightly, reached 
via telephone, said the most com- 
monly stolen items have been lap- 

"That seems to be the item that 
[burglars] are taking," he said. 
"Pocket books have been taken out 
of houses. It's small, carriable items 
being taken. They're not taking 
everything they possibly can." 

Sergeant Knightly relayed that 
there are steps one can take to pro- 
tect laptops in case of a burglary. 

"Diflferent companies offer track- 
ing devices for when the computer 
isn't even on," he said., "If more 
people have those installed, it would 
be easier to be tracked and a good 
avenue to better protect yourself." 

However, most people do not 
utilize such devices, making stolen 
items extremely difficult to retrieve. 

"We have recovered some prop- 
erty," said Knightly. "We do the nor- 
mal stuff that anyone can do. We can 
check pawn shops, Craigslist. eBay." 

The Amherst Police Department's 
blog maintains that they have been 

distributing door holders to apart- 
ment buildings and homes through- 
out the area, as well as patrolling 
more often around the neighbor- 
hoods where student apartments 
are located. In addition, some of 
the officers that patrol these areas 
have been wearing regular clothes to 
facilitate in thwarting the break-ins. 

Since students have returned 
from break to their respective apart- 
ments, there has been a significant 
decrease in entries. 

Arielle Maiman, a senior, had 
three televisions stolen from her 
Hobart Lane apartment during the 
summer break. 

"I was the first one back to the 
apartment after the summer, and 
noticed right when I walked in that 
our flat screen [television) was miss- 
ing," she said. "I checked the rest of 
the house and two other flat screen 
TV's from my roommates bedrooms 
were also gone." 

Maiman said she believes the 
burglar got in through her basement 
sliding window that was often kept 
unlocked, and left through the back 
door that was unlocked when she 
arrived but locked when she left for 

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As part of the APD's S.T.O.P. initiative, officers are stepping up patrols like this one to watch for burKlarics 
in residential areai>. 

summer break. Knightly also offered 
some advice for the community at 
large on keeping their belongings 

"When going away, notify a 
neighbor so that they can be aware 
of checking the property out, keep- 
ing an eye out," he said. "AKo 
be more vigilant as u resident of 
Amherst when you see things that 
don't look right, and be sure to relay 
those messages to the police depart- 
ment. Installing motion sensor lights 
is also a good deterrent". 

According to Knightly, some of 

the protective power has also been 
put in the hands of regular citizens. 

"Several communities and 
neighborhoods hyve organized 
community watch groups." he said. 
"1 hey consist of neighbt)rs through- 
out respective areas and talk about 
ways to deter and present break- 
ins. They have been Mgilant m not 
just the breaking-and-enterings, but 
[in] other community aspects, and 
they have been extremely helpful in 
doing so." 

By following a few steps prior 
to leaving for long breaks, one 

can dissuade a thief from targeting 
ones home The Amherst Police 
Department recommends the S.T.O.P. 
Initiati\e, an acronym advising citi- 
zens to secure all doors and windows, 
carry valuables on one when one 
leaves Amherst, leave all non-trans- 
portable belongings out of sight, and 
that the APD will be directing patrols 
in and around student housing. For 
more helpful tips on how to protect 
belongings, citizens are encouraged 
to visit www.amhersipd org. 

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UMass professor has Worth the cost? Study finds 
-, 1 1 1. 1 1 alums pleased with degrees 

new book published - 

By AsHltV Bt:R(;F.R 

Cm Ll.tilAN St AIT 

By Sahar Ashraf 

Collegian CoRRt.^roNnENT 

Linda Tropp, a social psychologist at University 
of Massachusetts, and Robyn Mallet of Loyola 
University of Chicago, co-edited a book about 
positive relations among different ethnic groups 
published last week on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 

The book, titled "Moving Beyond Prejudice 
Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup 
Relations," explores new methods to improve 
interactions and promote empathy between racial 
minority and majority groups. Traditionally, social 
scientists have tried to understand why discrimina- 
tion is prominent between members of different 
cultural groups and have worked to lessen it. Tropp 
and Mallet, however, believed research should go 
beyond simply diminishing intolerance in order to 
find what motivates people to interact with other 

"We were trying to address what we saw as a gap 
in the goal that people usually have when they think 
about trying to improve racial and ethnic relations," 
said Tropp. 

While prejudice reduction is important, the 
authors essentially saw two things missing from 
prior work. First, they believed peoples' anxiety 
over interacting with other races and ethnicities 
needs to be addressed so it can eventually be 
overcome. Second, Tropp and Mallet were unsatis- 

» Prejudice 

Pathways to Positive 
Intdrgjroup Relations 



Linda R. Tropp 

and Robyn K. Mailett 


Professor Linda Tropp's new bt>ok was published 
last week, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

fied with simply reducing prejudice and wanted to 
understand and encourage what stimulates peoples' 
interest in other groups. 

"When we approach members of different racial 
or ethnic groups, we get so nervous about what they 
will think of us and whether the interaction will go 
well that we pay less attention to learning about the 
person we're interacting with," said Tropp. 

Tropp and Mallet initially decided to undertake 
the editing and organizing of the book when they 
organized a symposium a couple of years ago. They 
invited a panel of speakers to discuss this topic 
and a publisher from the American Psychological 
Association approached them to suggest they make 
the topic into a book. The professors then asked 
other authors to join them in developing the volume 
and, after a two-year editing process, the book was 

The volume is divided into four sec- 
tions: Reconceptualising Intergroup Attitudes, 
Motivations and Expectations Across Group 
Boundaries, Closeness and Inclusion in Cross-Group 
Relationships and Applications to Post-Conflict 

The first part explores how people can change the 
way they measure and think about attitudes between 
different groups. The second section suggests people 
sometimes avoid interactions because they expect a 
negative outcome and awkwardness and offers ways 
to encourage positive relations. Part three examines 
how the dynamics of a group change when it is pen- 
etrated by a member of a difterent group. Finally, the 
fourth section contains insight from scholars from 
different parts of the world, who were asked to apply 
these psychological processes in regions that have 
ethnic, religious, or political conflict. 

Tropp also suggests inclusive norms should be 
created in order to make everyone feel welcome. 

"This is really more at the institutional level," 
she said. "It oftentimes depends on policies or state- 
ments from authorities or administrators to send 
the message to everybody in that environment that 
everybody belongs here." 

Another strategy discussed involves setting an 
example for the others to follow. For example, 
observing a friend who successfully interacts with a 
different racial group influences the viewer to do the 

Tropp became personally interested in race and 
ethnic relations because of her background. Growing 
up in a town that was 80 percent African-American 
and majoring in both psychology and Spanish intro- 
duced her to other cultures. 

"I happen to be white, but I think a lot of people 
took me for South American when I was at college," 
she said. "I could see how people would respond 
differently to me and to other people depending 
on whether they thought 1 was white or a person 
of color. There were differences in what 1 would 
perceive to be anxiety. When people thought I was 
a member of the same group as them, they became 

See TROPP on page 2 

Despite troubling economic 
times, a recent survey conducted by 
the American Council of Education 
(ACE) found college alumni are, all 
variables considered, satisfied with 
their college experience and believe 
the amount of time and money they 
put into their degree was worth- 

400 students from 22 two and 
four-year colleges and universities 
were surveyed and. of the randomly 
selected students, 89 percent said 
the time and money required to 
achieve a degree was worth it. 

Respondents were broken up 
into two groups based on age; one 
group consisted of 35 to 39-year- 
olds, the other tnore recent gradu- 
ates running from 25 to 34-year- 
olds. The survey however, had its 
flaws as it failed to ask the respon- 
dents' majors. 

The study found that, on a 
national level. 62 percent of alumni 
thought that, in general, colleges 
were preparing students well for the 
workforce. 31 percent of alumni, a 
plurality, believed the most impor- 
tant role of colleges and universities 
was to teach students to learn and 
think critically, while 28 percent 
believed the role was to prepare 
student for employment. 

Despite the increasing cost of 
attending college, 76 percent of the 
surveyed alumni thought the price 
of their institution was fair. 

"Students should prepare in 
advance for their entrance into 
the job market after graduation.' 
said Jeff Silver, the director of 
Career Services at the University 
of Massachusetts in an email inter- 

Silver explained UMass students 
should take advantage of the intern- 
ship and co-op programs at the 

"Students at LMass are very 
fortunate that the University has a 
vibrant internship and co-op pro- 
gram." said Silver. "UMass students 
are also very fortunate that most 
arts and science majors can earn 
up to 18 credits of intemship credit 
during their undergraduate years. 
Students can also accept full time 
paid positions during the semester 
and maintain their student status by 
having their position classified as a 

UMass does a great deal to help 
students network and place them in 
internships which will make gradu- 
ates more competitive and ultimate- 
ly, more hirable. Career Services 
puts on career fairs throughout the 
year and otTers walk-in advising 
weekly. Silver mentioned. 

Silver also explained that UMass 
surveys its graduates in a way simi- 

See ALUMS on page 3 

Smith acquires work from artist 
barred from Smithsonian exhibit 

By Sara Jackson 

Ct)LLEc;iAN Staff 

Over the past few months, a film by art- 
ist David Wojnarowicz at the National Portrait 
Gallery has caused controversy over its presence 
in an exhibit. The film, titled "A Fire in My Belly" 
was installed in the "Hide/Seek: Difference in 
American Portraiture" exhibit in October, and was 
meant to run with the exhibit until mid-February. 

However, the four-minute film was pulled 
from the exhibit on November 30. The film drew 
criticism from the Catholic League and current 
Speaker of the House John Boehner and House 
Majority Leader Eric Cantor for including what 
they saw as anti-Christian imagery. Boehner and 
Cantor threatened to cut the Smithsonian's budget 
unless the museum removed the film from the 

The Catholic League, who brought the issue of 
the film to the attention of those in the House and 
Senate, found particular offense with an 11 -sec- 
ond clip during the 4-minute film installed in the 
museum. The clip showed ants crawling over a 
crucifix, a religious symbol used in the Christian 
church as a visual reminder of Jesus' sacrifice and 

"We felt that this image of a crucifix covered in 
ants was a direct and public attack on Christians." 
said Jeff Field, director of communications at 
the Catholic League. Acting on this disagreement 
with the exhibit, the Catholic League wrote to the 

House and Senate Appropriations Committees, 
asking for reconsideration of funds for the muse- 
um based on the inclusion of this exhibit. Boehner 
and Cantor, neither of whom sat on the House 
committee, caught wind of the controversy. 

Commenting publicly on the Ohio Republican's 
distaste for the exhibit. Boehners spokesperson 
acknowledged that he w anted the entire exhibit to be 
"canceled " Cantor claimed it was "an outrageous 
use of taxpayer money." On Nov. 30. the date the 
artwork was pulled from the museum, both politi- 
cians threatened the museum's funding following 
review in the next budget cycle. 

However, various private donors privately fund- 
ed the Hide/Seek exhibit, as with most exhibits in 
the National Portrait, with federal funding pay- 
ing instead for operational costs. The museum's 
website describes the exhibit as exploring "...such 
themes as the role of sexual difference in depict- 
ing modern America; how major themes in modern 
art especially abstraction were influenced by 
social marginalization; and how art reflected soci- 
ety's evolving and changing attitudes toward sexu- 
ality, desire, and romantic attachment. "Opposition 
to the removal of Wojnarowicz's film from the 
exhibit sparked immediate controversy, especially 
in the art world, with the Association of Art 
Museum Directors labeling it an act of censorship. 

See SMITH on page 3 


Rapper Fabolous lights up FAC 

After nearly two decades in the business, 
Faholous reminded the Univerisity of 
Massachusetts of his rapping prowess last 
Friday at the Fine Arts Center 



Along came the Spiders... 

The Minutemen fell to the Spiders 
Saturday despite a 30-poinl performance 
from Anthony Gurley 



Collegian columnist Eli 
Gottlieb proposes a new frame- 
work for a progivssive response 
to the Tea Partw 



Check out the latest sports 
podcast by Nick O 'Malfcy and 
Herb Scribncr. as they discuss 
the Massachusetts men 's bas- 
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an attack of feelings of alienation. 
As an incoming international 
student from Dubai, U.A.E.. she 
was a novelty at the public uni- 
versity, which sports an in-state 
student population of 77 percent, 
fhat status, combined with her 
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said, using a term South Asians 
use to denote themselves. "I'm a 
practicing Muslim, and I do have 
conservative values. I love my 
white friends, but at the same time 
there are some parts of me that 
they just don't understand." 

The findings of a recent study 
conducted by two sociologists 
were in line with Iqbal's atti- 
tude towards building friendships. 
Kevin Lewis, a doctoral student 
at Harvard, and Andreas Wimmer, 
a professor at UCLA, studied the 
activity of students on Facebook 
to determine what factors influ- 
enced their interaction with others 
the most. 

The study's subjects were 
freshmen graduating in 2009 from 
a highly selective and very diverse 
university who were also heavily 
involved with the social network- 
ing site. Moreover, the university 
itself was committed to promot- 
ing interracial communication 
and placed students with different 
backgrounds in the same dorm 
room at a higher frequency than 
would be possible if the selection 
process was random. 

Ultimately, the researchers 
decided not to track the use of 
Facebook "s popular "friend" fea- 

ture to influence their conclusions. 
"The meaning of Facebook 
friendship can be so ambiguous," 
said Lewis. "We were looking for 
a stronger measure of friendship. 

"Our dataset was compiled 
based on picture-posting because 
it indicated that they actually 
spent time together in person," he 
went on. 

Although Facebook approved 
of the study being done, it did not 
grant any special privileges to the 
researchers. Wimmer and Lewis, 
who joined the university's net- 
work, could only see the informa- 
tion available to students from the 
same university. They observed 15 
pictures per student, making sure 
that each was different from the 
others with respect to the people 
tagged in them. Students often 
have their own concerns about 
showcasing their personal life 
online through pictures. 

Coming to UMass as a fresh- 
men, current sophomore Sidrah 
Khan confessed that her image and 
identity was at least in the back of 
her mind. She concluded that a 
lot of students enter as freshmen 
wanting to reinvent themselves. 

"Kids that display all their 
photos on Facebook want to look 
like they have more of a social life 
than they actually do," she said. 

Iqbal shared a view similar to 
that of Khan's. 

"I don't think Facebook is an 
accurate depiction of my social 
life at all," she said. "Facebook 
pictures generally show 'hanging 
out' friends. There are a lot of 
people you hang out wth, but most 
of them are superficial friends. 
Meanwhile, there are some friends 
with whom you share a deep 
friendship, but have no pictures 
with on Facebook." 

Much of Lewis' and Wimmer 's 
findings seemed to reflect age- 
old assumptions. Social pressure 
to reciprocate others' friendliness 
greatly factored into maintaining 
relations. They said that such a 
relation may begin on the basis of 
similar interests, a relatablc status 
in terms of wealth, as well as a 
shared ethnicity. 

However, their main coticJUi- 
sion was controversial at worst 
and groundbreaking at best. 

"Our results are not necessarily 
generalizable. but the importance 
of race has been exaggerated; we 
just don't know to what extent," 
said Lewis. "Our study is not 
representative of all Americans. 
We looked at a specific population 
of students from specific back- 
grounds, but the general point will 
pertain to any other setting." 

When asked about what traits 
most sway their decision to be 
friends with someone. Iqbal. Khan 
and Diderot Guillaume, a senior, 
did not even think of race as a fac- 
tor. Even so. Khan, despite being 
intimate with her white friends, 
still considers them in some ways 
different from her 

"I feel like Caucasians hang 
out a lot together," she said. "I 
don't think it's me." Guillaume 
admitted that most of his friends 
were minorities, but could not 
himself understand why that was 

"I don't consider race or eth- 
nicity when making friends." he 

After taking a moment to 
think, he concluded that it must 
be because he could relate to their 

"We come from similar financial 
backgrounds and we're the first 
generation to complete school and 

gel a better education," he said. 

Iqbal echoed the study's con- 
clusions, stating that race to her 
is socially structured, not biologi- 
cally created, and its impacts are 
only felt because society accepts 
it as a reality. 

"People actually fall for the 
stereotypes based on someone's 
color, when that makes no sense," 
she said. "Stereotypes about eth- 
nicity are generally true because 
ethnicity gives you your values. 
Although obviously that's also a 

Bnobong Branch, an assis- 
tant professor of sociology at 
UMass, was in agreement with 
the researchers when they said the 
dynamics of friendship-making 
are complicated and that several 
factors and currents impact the 
process. Although she thought the 
research was interesting, however, 
she found the conclusions to be 
slightly off-putting. 

"The initial finding was that 
race matters a lot," she said. "They 
unpacked the things that correlat- 
ed to race, like ethnic backgrounds 
or countries of origin, [and] they 
separated those factors from race, 
when they're still racial qualities. 

"The fact that social pressure mat- 
tere a tot is very true, but to say that race 
matters less is not accurate," she said 

Setting was a point of con- 
tention for students and pro- 
fessor alike. Branch said that 
interactions in professional envi- 
ronments, such as schools and 
workplaces, were much more 
receptive to interracial commu- 
nication. Different locations, like 
bars, force such exchanges to 
be more superficial and lead to 
race having a more significant 
impact. Iqbal said she feels one's 
racial preferences come out more 
openly in such settings as clubs. 

"How people form network 
ties is complicated." said Lewis. 
"All we're saying is that just 
because someone has the same 
skin color as you is not strong 
enough a reason to become 

Neither Iqbal. Khan nor 
Guillame could not explain why 
most of their friends were of their 
same ethnicity, if not minorities, 
like themselves. All three of them 
sincerely held that neither race 
nor ethnicity is a factor when 
they make friends. Though it can- 
not be debunked by one study, 
research like the study by Lewis 
and Wimmer is moving towards 
an explanation of the role of race 
in social interactions. 

Sahar Ashraf can he reached 
at sashrajiqisludenl. umass.eiiu 

TTnew acadeniic study from a Harvard doctoral student and a UCLA professor has concluded people male 

friends on Facebook for personal, non- racial reasons. 

Anti-substance abuse organization honored 

: Members of CCC give presentations at annual NASPA conference in Miami, 
Linowski, Maroulis to receive awards at March convention in Philadelphia 

By Sam BcrrtRFiELD 

t:iuitiiWN Staff 

Amherst's Campus and Community 
Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking 
(CCC) was recently given silver hon- 
oree recognition at the annual NASPA 
Excellence Awards competition. The 
Washington-based university adminis- 
tration organization NASPA Student 
Affairs Administrators in Higher 
Education gives out the awards in a 
variety of categories for outstanding 
administrative work at colleges across 
the country. 

Co-chairs of the Coalition Sally A. 
Linowski, the director of the Center 
for Health Promotion at the University 
of Massachusetts' University Health 
Services (UHS). and Tony Maroulis. 
executive director of the Amherst Area 
Chamber of Commerce, were informed 
of the award earlier in January. 
\ They will be formally recognized at 

NASPA's annual conference, to be held 
in Philadelphia this March. 

The CCC uses what it calls "envi- 
ronmental management strategies" to 
help create community dynamics where 
opportunities for binge drinking are 
reduced. The Coalition has lobbied hard 
for some of Amherst's stringent bylaws 
against kegs, open containers, and hous- 
es which host frequent large parties, and 
has also worked with UMass administra- 
tion to toughen on-campus sanctions for 
alcohol policy violations. Since 2005, 
the Coalition states frequent binge drink- 
ing by underage UMass students is down 
30 percent, while regular binge drinking 
among people of all ages is down 21 per- 

UMass and UHS administrators were 
also singled out by NASPA for their 

expertise in substance abuse preven- 
tion to speak at a national conference of 
administrators held in Miami earlier this 

Linowski, Diane Fedorchak, project 
director of UHS' BASICS (Brief Alcohol 
Screening and Intervention for College 
Students) alcohol screening and inter- 
vention program, and Commonwealth 
Honors College assistant professor 
Gloria DiFulvio were among featured 
presenters at NASPA's Alcohol and Other 
Drug Abuse Prevention and Intervention 
Conference, which look place Jan. 13 to 
15 in South Florida. 

Linowski prepared a presenta- 
tion titled "Campus and Community 
Coalitions: Maintaining Momentum in 
Changing Times," which emphasized the 
work of CCC in affecting changes to 
campus and town policy regarding binge 

She and Fedorchak together gave the 
conference a presentation called "Virtual 
BMIs: Motivational Interviewing 
Techniques within a Stepped Care 
BASICS Program," a multimedia pack- 
age which provided attendees with an 

inside glance at UMass' BASICS pro- 
gram. They focused on how BASICS 
prevention specialists "employ brief 
motivational interviewing to help 
change the behaviors of high-risk stu- 
dent drinkers." 

Linowski, Fedorchak and DiFulvio 
gave a third talk along with col- 
leagues from the University at Albany 
and University of Arizona titled 
"Emerging Trends in Screening and 
Brief Motivational Interventions for 
High Risk Alcohol Abuse: Experiences 
of Three Universities. " The UMass trio 
and its counterparts at the other two 
schools have all been recognized by 
the Department of Education as model 
programs for their employment of what 
is called "evidence-based intervention," 
as well as for contouring their specific 
screening and intervention programs to 
campus-specific dynamics. 

Sam Butterfield can he reached at 

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Lin<iw«ki (u»p) and Fedoa+iak (Kit- 
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more relaxed. When they thought that I was a mem- 
ber of a different group, the interaction would be 
more formal." 

Tropp has been a professor at UMass for almost 
five years. She is an award-winning researcher and 
the director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence 
Program on campus. She has also worked on national 
and state levels to encourage positive race and ethnic 
relations, such as with the Massachusetts Attorney 
General to assess racial climates in public schools. 

Sahar Ashraf can he reached at sashra/(q)..itudenl. 

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Study shows grads feel college 
degrees worth the investment 

ALUMS from page 1 

larto that of the ACE. 

"Students are surveyed at the 
time of graduation, three months 
after graduation, and six months 
after graduation." he said. 
"Students who have done sev- 
eral top quality internships or co- 
ops do feel that they were well 
prepared to enter the job market 
and are happier with their career 

"Obviously students in high- 
demand majors such as computer 
science and accounting have an 
easier time finding jobs after grad- 
uation," Silver explained. 

However, Silver also attributed 
students' success in other majors 
to the opportunities available at 

"I have found that students 
who have networked, had high- 
quality internships and have good 
grades have an easier time find- 
ing employment after gradua- 

tion than the student who has 
just gone to classes and had 
the usual summer jobs," he 
said. Communication dis- 
orders major and 2010 UMass 
graduate Courtney Duffy echoed 
the idea that internships are an 
invaluable piece of completing a 
well-rounded college experience. 

"UMass taught a lot of theories 
which are useful to my current 
occupation, but without hands-on 
learning and the internship I had 
last summer, it would have been 
much more difficult. Theories are 
great, but I am a hands-on learn- 
er," she added. 

Fellow 2010 UMass graduate 
and resource economics major 
Randy Swank expressed regret he 
had not utilized t areer Services 
while at the University. 

"I really recommend using 
Career Services and any other 
help that the university offers, " 
he said. "Myself, my peers, and 
my friends, did not utilize this as 
much as we should have," 

"I wish UMass had been more 

persistent on mandating intern- 
ships and working more hands on 
with companies to reserve intern- 
ships and working more hands 
on with companies to reserve 
internships," he went on. "I really 
like how Northeastern University 
does this, because internships are 
important to getting jobs and are 
very difficult to gel at the same 

Duffy had a similar perspective 
on the idea of potentially man- 
dating internships. "1 think that 
the most important role a school 
could provide is hands-on learning 
and opportunities for internships," 
he said. "You learn a ton while 
working and they provide great 
references and opportunities for 
employment upon graduation." 

Though Swank wishes he had 
utilized some of the available 
opportunities at UMass, his opin- 
ion falls in line with the respon- 
dents of the ACE survey. 

"UMass was definitely worth the 
time and the nuMiey," he said "During 
these tough economic times, UMass is 

one of. if not the best, schools for the 

Swank also disagreed with Silver's 
opinion that students with more 
demanding degrees typically find it 
easier to get a job alter graduation,. 

'To be honest, 1 tiaven't noticed ;uiy 
majors having an easier or more diflicult 
time getting jobs," he said. "FirKiing a 
job right now takes a kit of patience and 
can be very tTu.strdting, no inaner what 
you graduated with." 

Duffy is satisfied working at the 
Franciscan Hospital for Children's 
Kennedy Day Schcxjl Program and 
is also working towards her mas- 
ter's degree in special education at 
Framingham State University, yet slie 
said she wishes her UMass degree 
would allow her to gain access to high- 
er-salaried positioas. 

"These days I feel that to get a 
higher-paying job (especially in 
Massachusetts with a degree m lib- 
eral arts and eduailion). a master's is 
required and would urge petiple to get 
the degree as soon as possible," she said. 

AshUy Berber can he n-achcd at 
aherger(a,sttiJent. umass. eJu. 

Police arrested \uk. N. Whallon, 20, of Putniy, V't. last Thursday for 
p<isso?ision of marijuana and Adderall. 

Police arrest student 

Republicans protest Wojnarowicz's work; on Adderall, intent 
Smith Art Museum acquires his pieces ^^ distribute charges 

TITLE from page 1 

The Smith College Museum of Art installed 
another piece of Wojnarowicz's, "Untitled (One Day 
this Kid)." to "serve as a reminder of our society's 
obligation to confront the injustices of the past and 
to ensure that the discourse of the future is unfet- 
tered by inappropriate political pressure." 

The artist, who passed away in 1992 due to 
an AIDS-related illness after being diagnosed in 
the late 1980s, was no stranger to controversy, 
explains Jessica Nicoll, director of Smith's art 

"Wojnarowicz was at the center of a series of 
controversies and public debates in the 1980s and 
90s now remembered as the culture wars,' about 
what is appropriate for museums to display, particu- 
larly when federal funding is a source of support," 
she said. "As much as any controversial content in 
the contested video, I suspect that this past history 
informed recent events." 

Wojnarowicz was included in the exhibit as his 
art addresses the suffering of an .MDS victim, which 
disproportionately affected homosexual men at the 
time but was an issue that was often ignored in 
public policy debates. Wojnarowicz's biographers, 
Dan Cameron and Dennis Szakacs, explain he was 
"...the product of an extremely difficult childhood 
brought on by an abusive family life and an emerg- 
ing sense of his own homosexuality, [he] dropped 
out of high school and was living on the streets by 
the age of 16." 

However, Wojnarowicz was an extremely pro- 
lific artist, and wrote five books in his lifetime. He 
also took on issues such as "medical research and 
funding, morality and censorship in the arts, and the 
legal rights of artists". 

The Museum of Modern Art in New York 
recently acquired another of his works, "Fire in My 
Belly." where it is currently being displayed with 
other works made during the AIDS crisis. 

Sara Jackson can be reached at jacks24s@ 
miholvoke. edu. 


John BtK-hner threatened to puU 
furtdint; from the Smithsonian. 

At approximately 6:32 p.m. 
last Thursday, officers from 
the Amherst Police Department 
(APD) arrested a University ot 
Massachusetts student on sev- 
eral drug charges. 

According to a Jan. 21 APD 
press release from Lieutenant 
Ronald Young, officers pulled 
over a vehicle traveling on 
Farmington Road, in which the 
suspect. Vuk N. Whallon, 20, 
of 172 Tavern Hill Road in 
Putney, Vt., was a passenger. 

As the traffic stop was being 
conducted, the officers alleg- 
edly discovered Whallon was 
in possession of a large amount 
of marijuana which had already 
been portioned and packaged 

for sale In addition, the pres- 
ence of a digital scale and 
several hundred dollars in cash 
in the vehicle led the officers 
to believe the marijuana was 
in the process of being distrib- 

Subsequently. Whallon. 
whose Facebook profile lists 
him as a resident of Ann Arbor. 
Mich., was arrested for posses- 
sion of marijuana with intent 
to distribute and illegal pos- 
session of a Class B substance 
(Adderall) He was arraigned 
in Eastern Hampshire District 
Court on Friday. 

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7 ills iianicly druj; enforce- 

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.\li)cs little in terms of changing 
» Jlie behav ior ot drug users, is con- 
'(tiiuialK expanding in its budget and 

• ^nandate and is a inisallocation of 
•^jiihlic funds 

\ Druu use and abuse fall into 
.three categoiies medicinal, recre- 
•Stional and addictive. People who 
,ftse drugs for medicinal reasons are 
■fircNcnbed them or need to ha\e 
tlieiii prescribed fhey need a prop- 
^•r diagnosis of their illness and 
*ljic prescriptii>n of a legal narcotic. 
•Jtc^reational users are often aware 
-A hat they do is illegal, but proseeu- 
•/ I for iheir high is an accepted 
1 and lines or imprisonment 

'•ic unlikeK lo change their hab- 
»tts finally, addicts are not rational 
•Regarding their drug use. No legal 
'threat will have an effect on them 
.because they need their substance ol 
',cliiiicc to sur\ i\ e. In short crimi- 

• fial penalties for drug use don't 

most drug Use liisieud of being 
prosecuted crimiiiall>. drug users 
are referred lo panels which send 
them to treatment and drug edu- 
cation programs. The money and 
manpower treed up from prosecut- 
ing drug users was instead used 
lo target drug smugglers and car- 
tels British loumal of C riminology 
research showed this approach bore 
clear results: a 63 percent increase 
in the amount of drug users seeking 
treatment and a six-fold increase in 
drug shipments sei/ed as a result 
of reallocated law enlorcement 
prioriiies More Portuguese drug 
users are being treated and coun- 
seled through their drug addictions 
and more drugs are being sei/ed 
before they can make it to market. 
Siinilarls. 21 percent of the Dutch 
population - with their lax attitudes 
toward certain drugs - has reported 
trying controlled substances at least 
once in iheir life, compared to the 
L'nited States" 34 percent. 

Drugs are such a large problem 
because our society makes them 
so. fhe drug war is very lucrative 
for companies that proside equip- 
ment, training and consultation lo 
agencies such as the DI.A and the 
tJffice of National Drug Control 
Policy. The criminali/aiion of drug 
use drives it underground and treats 
drug addiction as a crime, rather 
than a health problem. Absolved 
of our social responsibility to treat 
addiction, vse can simpK lock 

*;Dnigs, like terrorism, are considered an exis- 
r;tential direat and no expense is spared to com- 
^bat them - even if the efforts are misguided- 

^liaiige users 
C The 

behav ior. 
■\inerican war 

also an e\er-expanding enter- 

>^rise cosung more and more eve 
V^ear .hist hciuceii 2(110 and 201 

'i*ear .lust hciuceii 2010 and 2011. 
•^.SDO niilhon has been added to the 
Rational Drug C onirol Budget. The 
•J)iug Irilorccineiil .Administration 
•(DI-.'\) now in.imtains five intema- 
,<(ional task forces essentially para- 
.>iiililary units to enforce American 
drug law s abroad. One of those is 
currentlv deployed in Afghanistan. 
Dnigs. like terrorism, are considered 
an existential threat and no expense 
is sp.ircd to combat them even 
if the etforts are misguided. None 
of the above costs include the cost 
of incarceration, either The United 
Stales has a prison population of 
over two million inmates who each 
ci>st the gov eminent S22,0()0 annu- 
ally, a large portion of which are 
non-violent offenders doing liine 
for dnig charges. 

' There are. however, alternatives. 
In 2(100, Poruiual decriminalized 

addicts away in dark prison cells for 
the bargain price of S60 a day. 

From both a social view and an 
economic one. it makes sense to look 
at national drug policy and see how 
It can be retbmied tor the bener Our 
primary way of dealing with drug 
abuse incarceration is neither 
effectiv e nor efficient. It rarely chang- 
es the behav iors of drug users and it 
costs a fortune even when it does. 
The approaches used by Portugal 
and the Netherlands may not be the 
right answer for the American drug 
problem, but it is clear that the current 
svstem IS not working. Massachusetts 
took the first step two years ago by 
decnminali/ing marijuana and alliv 
eating law enforcement resources to 
more important duties. This could be 
the groundwork for a new American 
drug pt)licy. but wherever it origi- 
nates, one thing is clear we need a 
new drug policy, 

\an)ski\: Mikhavlov is a Collegian 
columnist. He can he reached at 
ymiklunlia stiiiicnt iimnsscilii 

I lie prtiblem at the University of 

Massacluisetis is that our political spectrum 

has broken into two parties and a ragtag team 

of far-left radical groups. We actually have 

a whole lot of political 

Eli Gottlieb ^*-'""" tffo^P" pushing 
.^^^.^mmmim^ \\M\\ on important single 
issues, but students who 
haven't taken a particular interest in a par- 
ticular issue don't reall> have an umbrella 
under which to push progressive politics in 
general. Sure, the UMass Democrats conduct 
electioneering when it's election season, but 
It's all along party lines. The .Amherst area 
votes almost unilormly Democratic, anyway, 
so shouldn't we build on that to push the 
Democrats and the country further towards 

What if there was an organization for people 
who hold strongly progressive beliel's and 
want to get involved, but don't want to con- 
strain themselves to the program set by a party 
structure'.' In effect, isn't it about time we had a 
left-wing Tea Party',' I propose to you: S,L,P,R,. 
Students United for Progress, 

We need to answer not merely the challenge 
of this recession and this radically reaction- 
ary epoch but of the gradual reactionary turn 
.America has taken over the past three decades 
We need to admit that the American social 
covenant has broken down into what Thomas 
llobbes called "the war of all against all." 

Many of our nation's large companies now 
make their money by suing and counter-suing 
citizens and each other, rather than producing 
any real products or services. Our vital public 
services and institutions are starved for fund- 
ing. Budget cuts over the last several decades 
have driven our public universities m particu- 
lar to operate like for-profit businesses, shed 
entire departments and rely on ev er-increasing 
student fees to stay afloat. Politics has become 
a vicious gladiatorial contest between the radi- 
cally reactionary Republicans and the mod- 
eratelv conservative Democrats. At the same 
time, political parti^ have gained more influ- 
ence over the elections, debates and media, 
narrowing the spectrum of opinion heard in 
public discourse. In short, right-wing politi- 
cal influences have largely succeeded in their 
campaign to privatize everything, leaving them 
to watch from privileged private balconies 

while the rest of the nation fights for the 

We call ourselves progressive in the sense 
of Iheodore Roosevelt and his Progressive 
Party, who said that "to destroy this invisible 
Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance 
between corrupt business and corrupt politics 
IS the first task of the statesmanship of the 

We S U.PR must address not only the 
obvious tasks but the subtleties of fundamental 
issues. We must reverse the ruling of Citizens 
United, which deemed any limit or report- 
ing requirement on campaign donations from 
corporations unconstitutional. We need a true 
universal health care system. We have to cut 
defense spending b> dismantling the costly 
American empire and bringing home the troops 
from free countries like (iermany and Japan, if 
not ending our current wars. 

We call ourselves pro- 
gressive in the sense of 
Theodore Roosevelt and 
his Progressive Party. 

We owe it lo our youth to bring funding for 
public universities to a level that can finally 
curb the exponential growth of tuition and 
tees, while the ecosystems of our nation and 
our world demand our efforts at conservation 
and revivification. 

We cannot, however, consider obvious mea- 
sures enough. 

Our project is a positive and coherent proj- 
ect lo rejuvenate the American public spirit 
and to rebuild the American public sphere. 
■America is not merely a collection of confiict- 
ing individuals, an enforcer of properly rights, 
or the Death Star of neoliberal economics. 
It IS a nation built by the contributions of its 
individuals' bodies to the common good, with 
a social contract binding to a form of liberal 
democracy. We believe that in order to main- 
tain our democracy, a measure of socialism 
is inevitable and necessary. However, social 
democracy is the truest liberal democracy. 

At the campus level, we demand fair wages 
for all UMass students, staff and faculty. We 
demand equal access to all University ser- 
vices for every student, regardless of status. 
Specifically, we need to address exorbitant 
gym fees for graduate students and the limita- 
tion of the new Commonwealth College living 
quad to honors students, since all students pay 
fees that contribute to these facilities. 

Locally, we support livable, equitable urban 
planning and policy, to create thriving human 
and natural environments. We are for sus- 
tainable and local agriculture, as well as 
enforcement of fair labor practices. We will 
investigate alternative methods for taxing real- 
estate, such as Cieorgian site-value taxation in 
an attempt lo combat unwanted gentrification 
and slum conditions. We believe a community 
has a responsibility to all of its members, and 
that the good of the members is the good of the 

From states, we demand a pennanenl, work- 
able budget for the entire Massachusetts public 
education system, including state universities 
and community colleges, ensuring the right to 
free, public education for all Massachusetts 
citizens. We support the resurrection of orga- 
nized labor and workers' cooperatives and new 
legislation to reinforce workers' rights. 

Nationally, we support creating additional 
income brackets at the upper income spectra 
and restoring the progressive income tax. We 
intend to push for genuinely universal public 
health care, and the improvement of our agri- 
cultural regulations to promote Larth-healthy 
and human-healthy farming. We aim to end 
corporate personhood and the precedent of 
capital over community it has engendered. We 
intend to replace the entrenchment of lobbying 
with publicly-funded candidacies and strong 
ethics laws. We demand that the two-party sys- 
tem enforced by the first-past-the-post voting 
system be replaced by a multi-party one. 

In the international arena, we aim for the 
I nited States to act as an ideologically neutral 
promoter of peace, liberal social democracy 
and environmental stewardship all across the 

Right now. we are all students. Many of us 
believe in progress. We ought to unite for it. 

Eli Gottlieb is a Collegian columnist. He 
can he reached at egottlieCaistudent.umass.edu. 




hosLti for to he published, 

w itli piz/..i rc\\;ircl. 
edifoiitiKck (liiiht'olleaiiiii. cow 

To the person who invented the story about the 
dead dog in a suitcase on a New York subway 

" . I lirst would like to sav 

"Congratulations" on crafting a piece so 

pt-it^; iK nn the fence that it changes its 

listener's ideas 

Zachary Fischer '''^«"* *'^''" '^ 

' possible and 

There ,ne currently thousands of l-.nglish 

, undergtads around the country play- 
ing painfully wiih the idea of "creative 
hon-ficlion" and all <>l the silliness that 

"entails as an art form, ,ind you blew all 
of them out of ihe vv.iter with your tact 
'and aiionymiiv 

f-'vcrybody s heard about the girl 
house sitting for a friend in Brooklyn, 

'•usually visiting the citv for the first time 
from the Midwest. She has the lime of 
her life, romping thriiui.'h Williamsburg. 

•having enticing coffee >hop (lings and 

• the like fhen. inevitahlv, the scariesi 
and most-expected tragedy occurs. The 
'family's golden retriever dies suddenly 
(whether from illness, choking on an 
oversized bone, or getting into the girls 
chocolate is never really asked i and 
she's left with the unfortunate responsi- 

bility of telling the family and bringing 
the corpse to the vel incineration cham- 

Ihe family takes the news well, but 
she still has to find some way of bring- 
ing an 80-pound dog to Manhattan, 
Since she's visiting, she has no other 
real option than to put Ihe di>g in her 
suitcase and I, ike the subway - which she 
does with hesitant disdain but resolve. 
After dragging the dog three blocks 
to the nearest subway, she gels on the 
J-train with no little amount of anxiety. 

A few stops in. she is asked by a 
voung man about the contents of her 
suitcase. Not about to give away her 
awkward secret, she tells him she is 
just moving into the city and has in 
the suitcase everything she owns. Any 
New V'orker knows this is a bad idci, 
but she's from out of town and isn't as 
familiar with Ihe enterprising nature of 
New Yorkers. 

She is therefore surprised when the 
train stops and the man punches her in 
the face, stealing the bag and all of its 
contents in a rush lo run from the sub- 

way car. The girl, after her head slops 
spinning, is relieved and confused. 

One can imagine she was planning on 
buying a new suitcase anyway. 

Not many people can admit lo being 
underwhelmed by sharing their clothing 
space with a dead dog. 

this story was f'irst told to ine by 
an ex-girlfriend on New Years, about a 
friend of a friend from Madison. Wis, 
1 tend lo be a skeptic, but the detail 
and jusl-ludicrous-enough aspects of the 
story suspended my disbelief 1 am the 
kind of person who lacks all tact and is 
energized by conversation, so 1 told the 
story at every opportunity 1 had. 

It was always met with the same 
enthusiastic incredulity. Rveryone 
was charmed by it. and whether they 
believed it or not. were at least inter- 
ested. This went on for some months 
(maybe years'.') until the story was told 
back to me for the first time. 

Maybe your story was a real story 
once, but unlike .lames Frey. you can't 
be looked up. and your story only ever 
seems to be spread by rational people 

Maybe that ineans. at its very base. Ihe 
story is true. 

liut 1 cannot express the heartbreak 1 
fell that faithful day 1 lold your story and 
had a friend (who has never even visited 
New York City) from Massachusetts tell 
me his brother had told him the same 
story months before. We had no names 
to compare or even landmarks in com- 
mon. 1 think his brother had told him 
she'd been coming from the Bronx. This 
was amazingly disappointing for me, 

1 had internalized your story as a 
hopeful piece of reality, a kernel of 
absurdity, among the ihousands of 
impossibly boring kernels that already 
exist in the realm of real thinking. Like 
others of my generation. I spend most 
of my time on Ihe Internet, reading, or 
in a dream world, where 1 can conceive 
of everything society's lefi my imagi- 
nation. The world of pretend is a great 
place lo hang out, but it gels immensely 
lonely and removed, lis existence almost 
proves that reality cannot be as pretty 
and free, and therefore - unless you're 
locked in emotionally with another per- 

son - you cannot escape to the fields of 
impossibility with a guest. 

So. your story was a way for perfect 
strangers and 1 to embark on a journey 
through Ihe absurd, a tale of justice 
and cosmic meaning that so often is 
forgotten in the average, skeptical and 
angrily post-miraculous existence of Ihe 
Peter Pan generation. To learn that, in 
fact, your story is just another piece 
of fiction that lets us escape our own 
realities, is immensely disappointing 
and serves only to remind me how grey, 
jobless, and structured tny own reality 
is. Thanks. 

II. however, you happen to be the girl 
this happened to, please write me back. 
You will have reinvigoraled my faith in 
the absurd - or at least temporarily sus- 
pended my disbelief in Ihe inane. 


Zachary Fischer is a Collegian con- 
tributor lie can he reached at :tischer(i^ 
student umass edu. 



MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 201 1 

"JUt'i pU out af UUi (udui cLUAuu/ uiul tfnt into <U4t lUfht>!" ■ UhJUut, 'Jtotin Mood: .Mai in Ji^iUa 


Fabolous returns the hustle to UM 

Bv D.AN CJiiiiJoni 

CuLLtl.lAN Sr.Al-h 

The University of Massachusetts University 
Programming Council welcomed hip-hop artist 
Kabolous to the Fine Arts Center on Friday for its 
annual Welcome Back Concert, 

The acclaimed rapper captivated a rambunctious 
sold-out crowd of 2,500 students with his unique 
swagger and long list of hit songs. Fabolous, now 
referred to as "l.oso." enamored the crowd and 
demonstrated he hasn't lost his talent for performing 
over his nearly two decades in the game. 

North Carolina natives Mercy Mercedes opened 
the show by playing a short set of songs from their 
new full-lengih album "Believe it." 

Featuring a trio of energetic guitarists, an enthu- 
siastic froni-inan. and a brand new drummer, ihe 
lively group entertained the audience with a well- 
executed performance that was indistinct, yet fairly 

Its sound resembled late-nineties popular-alter- 
native rock with driving guitar riffs set behind the 
lead-singer's impassioned melodies. 

Two effervescent electric guitarists bounced 
around stage, employing power chords with some 
theatrics. One. a Keanu Reeves look-alike donning 
a winter cap and straight-legged jeans, hopped in 
place with a quizzical look on his face, as if sur- 
prised by Ihe sounds coming from his instrument. 
The other, rocking a leather jacket and a graphic lee. 
held a constipated look on his face during most of 
the show, wailing away ai his strings with one fool 
hoisted on a speaker, banging the whammy bar with 
indiscretion like a true Ciuilar Hero champion. 

The crowd responded moderately when urged 
to dance during the song "The Perfect Scene." but 
seemed lo be more eager lo hear the house music 
that came on following the group's 30-minuie per- 

The hip-hop enthusiasts became increasingly 
excited and evenlually unruly with every contempo- 
rary rap hit that filled the mezzanine. The students 
displayed their best "Dougie" and nearly everyone 
knew the proper cadence to the song "Shots." 

In the 50 minutes that led up lo Fabolous" appear- 
ance, fans were so giddy with anlicipaliun they 
could barely control themselves. A scuffie broke out 
in one of the front rows when UPC staff ordered fans 
to curb their enthusiasm by remaining in their seats. 
The crowd responded unwelcomingly with a rain of 
boos and middle fingers before eventually obliging. 

Fabolous graced the stage at 9:20 p.m. accom- 
panied by DJ Paul Cain and an unnamed hype man. 
From the second the .^3-ycar old rapper muttered 
his voice over the microphone, the unquestion- 
able scent of marijuana crept towards the front of 
the stage - from whose flavored cigar or plastic 
baggie that smell came remains undetermined - at 
which point the previously humbled crowd could 
not be held in its seats any longer. The antsy crowd 
showered the veteran MC with cheers as he crept 
steadfastly to the front of the stage, imploring fans 
to cheer with a menacing stare. 

Ihe Brooklyn-born artist wore a letter jacket with 
the distinctive "NY" logo on its front-left chest and 

the words Flight School scrolled on the back. His 
sagged-down drab khakis fell onto a pair of red Jordan 
sneakers and a llat-brimmed cap sat neatly on top of 
his head with a word written in capital letters likely lo 
signify his rhyming prowess "NIC'I!" 

lie performed his own version of the Wiz Khalifa 
song "Black & Yellow." supplanting the Pittsburgh 
colors for white and navy, in no particular elTort to 
appease the majority of Massachusetts natives in ihc 

Fabolous. hav ing been in the rap industry for 1 7 
years, has a certain air that exudes conlidcnce in his 
performing abilities, lie moseys back and forth to 
either side of the stage with intent, compelling the 
audience to recite lyrics to his past hits with an hyp- 
notic look. If it wasn't his posturing that produced 
these mesmerizing effects, it was his jewelry. Between 
his gleaming wristwatch and the two crucifixes hang- 
ing from his neck, the rapper was wearing more dia- 
monds than a deck of cards. 

Me performed older hits and he went into a medley 
of his most popular songs from the last decade. The 
famous Tupac song ".'Xmbitionaz as a Ridah" provided 
a segue inio his debut single "Can't Deny it." which 
sampled the Shakur track. He then urged everyone to 
"Holla Back" before perfomiing his portion of the l.il' 
Mo hit "Superman." He finished his throwback seg- 
ment with "Inlo Vou." the Ashanti duet ofi'of 200.Vs 
"Street Dreains." and ""Can't Let You Cio" off of the 
same album. 

Fab seemed to have an increased enthusiasm 
during the song "Beamer. Benz. or Bentley. " and it 
continued into the next song, an ode to gold-digging 
women. "For the Money."' It seemed that, like most 
mainstream rap artists today, the more he rhymed 
about money, the more animated he became. 

The song "Breathe " tested the academic skills of 
the college audience (one-and-ihen-a-two. two-aiid- 
then-a-three. three-and-then-a-four) and was undoubt- 
edly one of the most popular of the night. He fin- 
ished that track a capella and began a slow chant of 
■■B,v)oklyn" that was received with mocking chants of 

Following the song "'Start it Up." Fab must have 
been pooped, because he announced he was taking a 
bathroom break before finishing out his set. After his 
short trip to the head, he played a handful of songs, 
including "IJ Make Me Better"' and then wished every- 
one a happy New Year 

He played two more songs, a denunciation of failed 
relationships, "Put 1 wo Fingers l.lp" and another tune 
about expensive toys "" Ihrow it in the Bank," 

Fabolous arguably received his most commercial 
success earlier last decade, but. as his performance on 
Friday indicates, he is still thriving in the rap game. 
He debuted at No. 1 oii Billboards 2(K) with the 2(HW 
album "Loso's Way" and he plans to release the sequel. 
"Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power'" in March 201 1 , 

Dan Gigliotti can he reached at dgiglioiia student. 

•11 RTI-'l nil KRi I'M rivs-wiii\i 

Rapper Fabolous strutted his talent Friday in fhe Fine Ari> Cenlir nearly two decades after arriving on the 
scene. Faboliuis is touring prior to the release of his newest .dbuiu, "Lt>so's Way 2: Rise to Power." 

'Hornet' a stinging comedy 'Pl^il^ip Morris' proves 

better late than never 

By LiNiisAY Orlov 


If "The Cireen Hornet " were 
to be separated into its basic 
elements, it would boil down to 
a manageable dose of slapstick 
action, a sprinkling of impres- 
sive martial arts, and an overly 
large helping of classic Seth 
Rogen comedy. That last part 
ends up being the driving force 
behind a movie that descends 
from the mildly believable tale of 
a rich, bored playboy with tons 
of money and his genius sidekick 
into a no-holds-barred, city-wide 
shootout interspersed with witty 
one-liners from both the good 
guys and the bad guys. 

While predictability is not 
particularly avoidable for a 
hero-and-sidekick duo - a com- 
bination which has been a part 
of .American media since the 
1930s - it is difficult to find 
aspects of this film that stand 
out froin the formulaic super- 
hero movie theme. Fortunately, 
this is where Rogcn's humor, 
scripted into the movie by Rogen 
himself comes in handy. 

"The Cireen Hornet" makes 
several respectable stabs at keep- 
ing lo a consistent plotline. The 

theme of integrity versus success 
appears in the beginning of the 
movie, in the form of main char- 
acter Britt Reid's father. James, 
who emphasizes the importance 
of both integrity and success to 
his young, pudgy son. 

The elder Reid's heavy-hand- 
ed parenting style signals early 
on that daddy issues are going 
to have a starring role in the 
development of the story - and 
sure enough, the Cireen Hornet 
rises almost entirely from James 
Reid's ashes. 

Luckily, Rogen's sense of 
humor, recognizable from such 
films as "'Knocked Up" and 
"Pineapple Express," keeps the 
tone of the film silly enough 
to support an otherwise anemic 
plot. Lven the Cireen Hornet him- 
self doesn't know where to take 
the plot next and must rely on 
the somewhat deus ex machi- 
na appearance of Lenore Case 
(Cameron Diaz). Case just hap- 
pens to have been not only a 
journalism major with a minor 
in criminology, but one with an 
exceptionally good me:nory - or. 
at least, enough of a memory to 
recall what she learned in college 
fourteen years after graduating. 

Despite the movie's short- 
comings. ""Hornet"' has some 
shining moments. Jay Chou 
reprises ihe character Kato. a 
genius engineer and martial art- 
ist originally played on tele- 
vision by the renowned Bruce 
Lee. Chou's martial arts abil- 
ity is matched by a surprising- 
ly impressive sense of humor 
onscreen: his delivery of one- 
liners raised almost as many 
laughs as Rogen's. The repar- 
tee between Chou and Rogen 
remains strong through comedic 
scenes and through inore dra- 
matic scenes - which, to be fair. 
are also pretty comedic. 

The special effects and film- 
ing also serve to enhance the 
experience of the movie, with 
a number of imaginatively 
filmed cut scenes as a reminder 
of Michel CJondry's direction. 
Oondry, who directed "Eternal 
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" 
and ""The Science of Sleep." 
imbues an offbeat quality into an 
otherwise spoofy film. 

While nothing can take away 
from the goofy effect of sushi- 
shaped USB drives and an antag- 
onist who changes his name from 
Cluidnofskv to Bloodiuifskv. 

(iondry makes the silliness seem 
streamlined and intentional, 
instead of awkward and out of 

Special effects are used, 
almost shockingly, in modera- 
tion, except when it comes to 
the Cireen Hornet's main ride: 
a retro-looking, impressively 
tricked-out car named Black 
Beauty. Thanks to Kato's genius 
engineering skills. Black Beauty 
is outfitted with everything from 
door guns to green headlights to 
a beanbag shooter. 

Overall, the characters in 
"The Cireen Hornet" arc simple; 
a rich boy who wants to prove 
his jerk of a father wrong, an 
underappreciated sidekick who 
wants respect, and a bad guy 
who wants to be scary. With a set 
up like that. "The Cireen Hornet" 
could have gone anywhere; the 
choice to take the movie deep 
into the realm of goofy, offbeat 
comedy, supported by the efforts 
of Rogen and Ciondry. made the 
film ultimalely more loveable 
(and forgivable) than it other- 
wise might have been. 

Lindsay Orlov miiy be reached 
(It lorlovui student lonasscdu. 

II Rn-sV roil MlUf I'll Tl Rl-^ 

Seth Rogen and jay Chou star as rich playboy Britt Reid and his genius sidekick Kato in the 201 1 coniedy, "The CJreen Hornet." Despite a trite 
plot, Rogen and Chou deliver stinginft one-liners that leave audiences laughing and bu::inK about the film. 


LOIL^.l.R^ CoRKbsri>M>l M 

Two years after its premiere 
at the Sundance Film Festival, 
'"I Love ^'ou, Phillip Morris" has 
finally made it to our local theaters. 
The question is. why the delay'.' 

Two years since "Milk" and 
another three since "Brokeback 
Mountain,"" one would think 
American movie-goers have 
grown in their acceptance t)f 
homosexual relationships on the 
big screen. Although the roman- 
tic plot-line is between twi> men. 
Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) and 
Phillip Morris ((-Avan McGregor), 
the driving force of this film is the 
conman heists put on by Russell lo 
successf"ully lead the perfect life 
with his partner 

Russell's character is brutal- 
ly honest about his life choices, 
starting the film with a voice-over 
while he lies in his deathbed ahdul 
what got hii'i there. As he recounts 
his tale. Russell's schemes are so 
outrageous that one gets sucked 
into the film, eager to sec where 
it will blow up in his face or how 
he will manage to escape the law 
once more. A more coiitiover- 
sial element of the film arises 
when former cop Russell dupes 
the authorities time and again, 
manipulating Ihe system in the 
name ol love. 

llie love he is trying to protect 
begins in prison, Russell's typi- 
cal residence, in the library where 
blond-haired, blue-eyed Morris is 
trying iii find some law information 
to help his friend with a hcilihcare 
problem. This calm, sweci, sensi- 
tive act draws Russell to him. ready 
to take on the role of protector and 
lover. There is the high school, 
sticky-sweet passing notes image 
of courtship, but inside prison walls 
there is always a layer of si)meihing 
more serious, a window into how 
real the characters' desperation is 
to be free from the yard, free to live 

Ihroughout the film, stereo- 
types are being reinforced and 
crushed all the time A gay man 
who cannot help but buy every- 
thing he sees ( Russell i. A devoted 
Texan housewife. Debbie (the 
overlooked Leslie Mann), who 
prays to Jesus every night for the 
loving man in her life. Favofs 
aic done in prison for the right 
amount ol" cash, or an equivalent 
sexual favor Ciay men can't play 
golf The legal sy stein is filUd 
with jargon that even the lawyets 
do not understand, but cases arc 
won or lost anyway. 

The most disappointing aspect 
of the film is that there are several 
loose ends left undeveloped. The 
audience is left in suspense as 
Russell's daughter is left to deal 
with her father's homosexuality 
as he moves to Miami to pursue 
a happy, sunny, dog hairdresser 
lifestyle. Additiunally. the audi- 
ence is presented with Russell's 
insecurity about being unable to 
keep those he loves from leaving 
him. stemming from his mother's 
abandonment of him I hese side 
plots are left to the side lo make 
room for the unbelievable chain 
of events, comedic and sad. whose 
real power is their truth. 

Maybe theatergoers expected 
lo see an offbeat romantic comedy 
with Carrey (The Mask) as the 
masterful caper once again, and 
McCircgor (Moulin Rouge) as Ihe 
eiichanied lover, bin many may 
be shocked lo find such an outra- 
geous story can be true! Russell 
and Morris are real people whose 
laiinls look them in and out of 
hospitals and prisons throughout 
the l9M)s and >^0s. Surprisingly. 
Russell can keep up these esca- 
pades that break Ihe law and hurt a 
number of people, yet still manage 
lo win over the audience with the 
charm and belief that it is all for 
the romance, 

\ ft n-gi in'tC 'layU >n < an be rt'ai. hed 
at nil lavtonai student, lunass.eiht. 

Monday, January 24, 201 1 




Vitamin D and exercise help combat SAD 

www. DailyCollegian .com 


Monday, January 24, 201 1 

Cold' Hungry ' Hureii ' lircil' 
V\ ith u lack ot Mtainin D it's no 
A under manv Miller from Seasonal 
\Heeli\c Disorder (SAD) this time 
lit year It's important to learn the 
signs and treatirent of this disorder 
in order to ha\e a happy and healthy 
new year. 

SAD is a condition that comes 
seasonally and causes symptoms 
much like depression, such as 
loss of interest in activities once 
enjoyed, fatigue, hopelessness or 
worthlessness, and even thought ct 
death or suicide. 

The website eMedicineHeallh 
goes on to calegori/e symptoms 
specific to Winter SAD. which can 
include e,\cess sleeping, irritability, 
sugar and alcohol cravings, weight 
gain and conflicts with others S.\D 
can occur in the spring and summer, 
but is inost common in late fall and 
winter, according to the website 

Winter Seasonal AtTective 
DiM)ider, ollen shortened to "winter 
depression. " is Ivlieved to be caustxl 
by honnonal clianges in the brain, 
according to Web VID. 

Ihe site goes ihi to suggest a scx- 
oiid ivasoii: minimal siuilight e\|»siuv 
causes a kick ol production ol seratonin 
in the bnun. Seratonin is s^)ii)ewhai of a 
iiutunil soother iukl w itlttnit it deprvssuMi 
seems like ;ui cusy ik'velopmenl. WHs 
Ml) explains the raison yinir bixly iruiy 
crave carbohydrates during this iiiik' is 
because carbs ate cs,sential in regulating 
scTattMiin, so yiKir biKly tries to obtain 
thill calming ellcvt elsewhere 

VNilli heavy barometric prevsure, 
frigid iem(X'ratures and cramped liv- 
ing quarters, it's no wonder college 
students may be feeling depressed. 
.\lthough stx-ing a doctor abiiul these 
syuiptoms IS always the first step, 
several natural ways to treat winter 
depression inay be u-seflil, too. 

(io outside to sixik up some vita- 
min D It may not be enough to iichieve 
a golden glow, but a little natural sun- 

light each day should help rejuvenate 
the body Not enthused by St)ulln\est's 
urban environment and chilling wind 
tunnels'.' Taking a vitamin D supple- 
mtiit each day may be the easiest w ay 
to tnck your btidy 

Hitting the gym will relea.se some 
feel-gix)d endorphins. Sure, it was 
easy to skip your workouts when the 
packed sweatbox in the ba,sement ol' 
Hoyden (iym was all the University 
of Massachusetts had to oiler stu- 
dents, but now, with the mammoth 
new Recreation Center in the heart of 
ciunpus w ith endless cardio machines, 
nonstop pickup basketball games, and 
even ZUMHA classes, how can a per- 
son opt out'.' Bring a buddy and sweat 
out those liquor toxins. 

It IS also important to slcvr dear 
of sugary fixxls and excess carbt)hy- 
dnites. Not only will these fixxls liter- 
ally weigh a person dowri, they'll als») 
lead you to crash. Since white flour 
turns to sugar and is stored as fat, stick 
to w heal breads and whole grains for 
your carb crav ings 

In the World of Psychology's "12 
Winter IX'pression liusters," author 
llierese J. Ikircluird warns, "the addic- 
tion to sugar ami white-flour pnxlucts 
is very real ;uid physiological, afl'ecling 
the same biochemical systems in your 
bixly as other ilnigs like heroin." 

In place of |X)tentially dangcTous 
sugary treats, opt ti)r a small portion of 
soH serve ice creain or oik' cup of hoi 
cluicolate. ITie soil serve ice cream ai 
IJMass' Dining ('omnx)ns is luider 2(K) 
cak>nes per serving and is low in liit. Mi>t 
chocolate, on the otlicT haixi. is a great 
way to indulge while staying wann. 

If you think you might sulTer 
from Seasonal Afl'tvtive Disorder or 
depression, it's important to get help 
immediately. Contact your doctor, 
confide in a friend, or seek out a thera- 
pist. Depression can cause suicidal 
thoughts or urges, m) if you or some- 
one you know displays potential signs, 
call the National Suicide Prevention 
Hotline at l-S(X)-SUIClDh. 

Kate f-Aiins can he reached at 
k\c\ansia situleni iinuiw cchi 


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shine thn-ateii to cause Seastmal Affective I')iMialer in I 'Mass students. 

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UM falls to Richmond despite 11-to-l 
run, Gurley leads Minutemen in rebounds 

M.HOOPS from page 10 

The pairing of (iurley and Farrell 
wasn't able to muster enough ener- 
gy to put olT Richmond's four 
double-digit scorers in Dan (ieriot 
(24), Justin Harper (21), Darien 
Brothers (17) and Kevin Smith 

"Their starting live really 
played well tonight." Kellogg said. 

Richmond opened up the sec- 
ond half with a 7-0 run in just over 
a minute and a half to pull away 
from UMass. This run was enough 
insurance that the Spiders never 
had to look back. 

"They came out on lire and 
they were hilling [and] contesting 
shots," Farrell said. 

"It was an uphill battle for the 
rest of the half, and we weren't 
able to withstand it," (iurley said. 

The dominance by the Spiders 
in the early part of the second half 
was seen clearly when Kevin Smith 
lifted high above the Minutemen 
defense to dunk away a putback 

The Spiders" high level of play 
continued throughout the rest of 
the half with 17-for-27 shooting, 
including 5-for-7 from Brothers 
and K-for-12 from (ieriot. 

"The continuity of their otVense 
is kind of tough to defend," Gurley 
said. "It puts you in a lot of spots 
where you're forced to help." 

Ihe game kicked olT with an 
odd tirsi half, with neither team 
finding a rhythm Similar to recent 

UMass games, the Minutemen held 
olT the Spiders from making any 
scoring runs or fluid olTensive pos- 

For the first 20 minutes, the 
affair was a hard-nosed battle, with 
missed shots and failed scoring 
opportunities on both sides. While 
IJMass failed to convert on its 
lip-in chances off missed shots. 
Richmond couldn't find a way to 
put away 3-point shots, going just 
4-for-14 from beyond the arc. 

(iurley kept the Minutemen 
(and the crowd) alive in the first 
half with 13 points, which includ- 
ed four scores from outside. He 
drained his final 3-pointer of the 
first half with little time remain- 
ing to send UMass into the locker 
room down six points. 

(iurley also led the team in 
rebounds at ihe half with four 
UMass had a slight edge over the 
Spiders with an IS- 17 advantage, 
with seven of its rebounds coming 
on ofl'ense. These boards aided the 
Minutemen in continuing to score 
from the paint ( 10 points). 

Despite suffering its second 
loss in five games, the Minutemen 
remain hopeful that its upcoming 
schedule, including Wednesday's 
tilt at Saint Honavenlure, can pro- 
vide them relief. 

"I honestly think we can plav 
anybody in our league," farrell 
said. "I think on any given night 
we can beat anyone in our conl'cr- 

Hcrh Scrihncr can he lauhcd 
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\'ri->l iE<ilAN 

Javom Farrell gws up for a rebound against the Spiders on Saturday. Farrell was second to Gurle\' on the night with 16 piiints and added six 
rebounds and four a.ssists. The loss was the Minutemen's second in five games. 

Syner nets two, adds assist as 
Mass Attack scores 6 on UVM 

UMASS from page 10 

The UMass penalty kill unit 
regained its fonn on Saiuixiiiy, stopping 
all five Catiunount opportunities on 
Saturday atler allowing its liiM goal in 
14 consecutive opptirtiuiities on Fndiiy. 

The Minutemen, ranked eiglit in the 
confcTcnce in the penalty kill (79.7 per- 
cciit), halted 6-«f-7 power-play chances 
on the weekend. 

"I tliought the defense as a core. 
Isittled, competetl and pressured them 
so that we could bre;ik the puck out 
of the mne and curtail their otVensive 
ell'ort," CahcKMi said. 

Less than five minutes into the first 

penod. Hobbs scored his sixth goal of 
the season ofl'a p;Lss from Sytwr. Hobbs 
adv luiccti the puck p;Lst the neutral /one 
iuid into the altitcking /one. then laid 
the puck ofl' to Brenden (iracel. who 
flicked a back-handed pass to SyncT 
who. with a defender draped on his 
back. spc"d lowiirds net and centered the 
puck to the waiting Hobbs. 

Hie Minutemen went up 2-0 latcT 
in the period when Syner gained a 
breakaway and rifled a wrist shot from 
the left-wing cirele past Rob Medorc 
(1.3 saves), who was replaced in the 
scxhukI periotl. 

.Senior Chase Langeraap (one goal, 
one assist) capped the scoring with a 
nifty backhander through the legs of 
backup Vennont goalie Alex Vazzano, 

for his seventh point in as many games. 

Six goals is the largest m;ug;in of 
victory against Vemxnit in UMass his- 
tory and the most giwls the Minutemen 
have scored in a game this season. 

The Minutemen have now out- 
scored opponents 1 7-6 in its past fcxir 
games ;ind 10-1 in its last two wins. 
However, they did not muster much on 
the attack in the series opener on Friday. 

Freshman Conor Sheary scored the 
lone goal for UMass. his fourth on the 
seastin, set up by freshman Michael 
Pereira ;uid fxUigeriap. 

Vennonl's Dan l.awson and Sebast 
Stalberg had two assists apiece as the 
CaUunounts were oulshot 29-28, going 
I -for-2 on the power-play. 

Stationed in the attacking zone 

during Its first power-play opportu- 
nity, UVM scoiwl when Stalberg set 
L;twson up for a one-timer just beneath 
tlie blue line that was iip|vd jpby .li>sh 
Bum)ws for tJie 1-0 lead witfi I0:3S to 
play in the opening frame. 

With about four minutes to play 
in the first penixl, Stiilber^ threw a 
pass fh)m the end line across ice to an 
awaiting LawMin vvhi) slapped a shot 
fuim Ihe top of the tiiceolT circle that 
was again tipped in, this lime by Jack 

Sheiiry answered back 30 scx'onds 
later, taking a centering pass from 
Pereira behind the net ami firing past 
Medorc ihnnigh the one-hole. 

Dan iii^liotti ccui he iviKlied al 




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Sampson Carter floats a shot up towards iht- basket ajjainsf the 
Spiders Saturday, as the Minutemen lost, 84-68, 

UR offense produces 
double-digit scorers 

DEFENSE from page 10 

'We saw their offense earlier in 
the year against Boston College 
and they had trouble defending 
them like we did today." 

Ihe loss marked the third 
most points allowed by UMass 
this season, behind 104 to 
Seton Hall and 92 to Central 

Against the Pirates, the 
Mmuteman defense allowed a 
record for points in a game 
ii the Mullins Center behind 
ll-of'-22 shoi>iing from long 
range Similar to the loss against 
Richmond, UMass had to deal 
with a run by the opposition 
which extended the lead from 
^i\ points to 17 points midway 
through the second half 

Central Connecticut was 
also propelled by a run which 
allowed them to defeat the 
Minutemen In the first nine 
minutes of thai contest, the Hhie 

Devils outscoied L^1as^. 33-9, 
including I 7 consecutive points. 
Central Connecticut was on fire 
from deep, converting S-of'-l3 
shots from 3-poini land Ihe 
early run put ihe Minutemen in 
hole which they couldn't climb 
out of. as they went lo lose. 

Overall, L'Mass has strug- 
gled against offenses which put 
a lot of pressure on perimeter 
defenses. Gurley saw that prob- 
lem in the loss lo the Spiders. 

"Ihe continuity of 

[Richmond's] offense, iis kind 
of tough to defend." (iurley 
said. "They put you in a lot 
of spots where you're forced 
to help, which creates matchup 
problems and stuff like that. 
Ihat still doesn't make an 
excuse for us. We have to come 
out with more defensive effort 
and more intensity." 

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TJ Syner makes a plav on the puck a«ainsl L NH earlier this vear. 
Svner fi>iind the back of the net twice for I'Mass this weekend. 



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Starosielec, Kanellas and Meho help relay 
team earn No.l finish in Rhode Island 

SWIMMING from page 10 

The Minutewomen began the 
second day of the competition by tak- 
ing part in the 200-yard medley relay 
With the talent of Jessica Starosielec, 
Sarah ICanellas and Amina Meho, the 
relay team captured a fir^t place vic- 
tory, picking up where they left off 
the day before. 

When it came time for the divers, 
Minutewoman Molly Elkins took 
first place in the one-meter dive, 
helping the Minutewomen capture 
three first place finishes in diving 

The Minutemen followed in the 
women's footsteps by picking up a 
win in the 200-yard medley relay to 
begin the second day of competition. 
The team efforts in the relay meets 
coupled with the individual perfor- 
mances set the stage for an impres- 

A member of the L'Mass swim team competes earlier this season. The coupiea wiui me inaiviuuai pcnc 
Minutewomen competed the Rhode Island Invitational last weekend. mances set the stage for an impre 

Robinson has 25 points, Zullo 
adds 10 in loss at Mullins Sat. 

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sive day for both teams. 

Joey Sbordon, a Junior and 
Franklin, Mass. native carried over 
his success from the first day and 
placed first in the 400-yard IM, and 
third in the 1000-yard freestyle, ll 
was not only upperclassmen, it was 
also freshman Derek Hursch who 
continued to impress by placing first 
in the 200-yard freestyle and second 
in the 100-yard freestyle. 

The men's diving team is also 
showing practice can truly make 
perfect, as Jason Cook and Alex 
Merkulov placed ftrst and second in 
the one-meter dive, respectively. 

Before winter break. UMass 
coach Bob Newcomb reflected on 
his team's time off from the p<x)l. 

We have a large gap of time 
between now and when we are back 
in our pool training and getting ready 
for the weekend meets. Right after 
the Rhode Island Invitational every- 

body comes back and we are back 
into the academic world again." 

That large gap of time Newcomb 
mentioned has now concluded, and 
both teams have hit the ground run- 
ning, and by doing so were able to 
sweep the Rhode Island Invitational. 

Over the winter break the men's 
team made a big announcement, 
welcoming transfers Ted Millett and 
Colin Muicahy, who transferred to 
UMass and joined the team for the 
second semester. Millett transferred 
from Ohio State, while Muicahy 
transferred from Connecticut. 

The two new swimmers are gift- 
ed with different talents and can add 
to the teams' breaststroke comf>eti- 
tions as well as sprint competitions. 
Millett is a sophomor, and Muicahy 
is only a freshman, giving the team 
not only depth for the second half 
of this season, but also for years 
to come. Both swimmers were eli- 

gible to compete immediately after 
completing the transfer process, and 
Muicahy took full advantage of the 

Muicahy, who has been eligible 
since early January participated at 
the Rhode Island Invitational and 
was part of the 200-yard medley 
relay team that took first place to 
start the second day of competition. 

With only a little over a 
month before the Minutemen and 
Minutewomen take place in the 
Atlantic 10 toumamens, it is impor- 
tant they continue to build on a suc- 
cessful winter break 

Both the Minutemen and 
Minutewomen were back in the pool 
on Jan. 21 for senior night. 

Nicholas Bello/allo can he 
reached at nhellofa(aJstuJenl.umass. 

W. HOOPS from page 10 

udvaniage with under two minutes to 

The Minutewomen appeared to 
ha\c the game in hand until Samira 
Van (inasven made a jumper with 45 
scctHxls remaining to give the Hawks 
the lead. They went on to make three 
inore free thmws in the last 15 seconds 
;ind secure the win. 

"I ihink that sometimes when we 

have a lead, we've got to learn to contin- 
ue to be aggressive." Lanpher said. "We 
were tentative in those last few minutes 
aixl we were settling for contested jump- 
ers rather than attacking the rim." 

Mosgrove contributed her ninth con- 
secutive game in double-figures, scoring 
1 1 points and tallying six rebounds, and 
Zullo tallied 10 points and five assists. 

Michelle Baker led the offense for 
Saint Joseph's with 2 1 points, and Kelly 
Cavano added a doubk:-double with 16 
points and 14 boards. 

"We've just got to grow fiom this 
and leam fiom this," Lanpher said. 

"We need to leam how to do what 
we do," Lanpher added. "We always 
want to be that &>t-breaking team and 
once we start slowing it up we feel like 
we're at a disadvantage. So 1 think we 
can leam from that and in these situa- 
tions we've got to leam how to execute 
under duress and come out with the 

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MONDAY. JANUARY 24. 201 1 


Spiders crawl past Minutemen 

Giirley scores 30 pcMnts in loss, 
team fiices Bonnies on Weds. 

liV HiKll StKIHM K 

KA'll I.I.IAS Si All 

", Since Atlantic 10 
play began last month, 
the Massachusetts 
jnetrs basketball team 
has adopted a sl\ le ol 
pla\ v\hich has seen 
its most prolific scorer. 
Anthony (iurley. work 
with the rest of the team in a pass- 
oriented offense This \sas not the 
case on Satuida> alieriuion against 

On Saturday at the Mullins 
(enter, the Minutemen (11-7. 3-2 
A- 10) could nut get their new 
offensive structure going, falling 
to the Spiders. X4-6S. 

"They're a good team, very 
disciplined and have a very good 
indication of what they want 
to do on the floor.'" University 
of Massachusetts coach Derek 
Kellogg said. 

"We felt like we didn't do a 
lot of things we should have done 
offensively," sophomore guard 
Javorn Karrell said. 

(iurley, ctmirary to earlier A-IO 
games this ^easl)^. towered over 
the Minutemen oftensively. net- 
ting 30 points, exploding for six 


Spiders 84 

scores from beyond the arc on 

9-for-22 shooting and acting as 

the driving force behind much of 

I'Mass' points in the 

second half 

At one point in 
the game. Richmonti 
(14-5, 3-1 A-IOl had 
a 23-point advantage 
over the Minutemen 
until the Maroon ant! 
White caught lire and storined 
out with an II -I run to bring the 
game closer. It was as close as the 
Minutemen could get, however, 
with the Spiders mustering points 
off heavy fouling by UMass late in 
the game. 

"We thought we could still 
come back and win." Karrell said 
"We could have brought it to sin 
gle digits ... We always thought 
that we were in it." 

Karrell was second on the team 
in scoring behind (iurley with 
16 points. Not only did Karrell 
display highly-skilled offensive 
moves (four assists), but on the 
defensive side he made an impact 
with a thunderous block and five 

See M.HOOPS on page 7 

Richmond makes seconcl-half 
run, stretches UMass* defense 

Bv J.w AssiiR 



Senior Anthony (iurley drives to the basket on Saturday against the 
Spiders. Gurlcy scored 30 points, as UM fell, 84-68. 

In its loss to Atlantic 10 foe 
Richmond, the Massachusetts 
men's basketball team had the 
lough task of defending a Spiders' 
offense which went off for 51 of 
its 84 points in the second half 

After an Anthony (iurley 
3-poinier with time expiring in the 
opening period, the Minutemen 
(11-7. 3-2 A-IO) were down six 
points heading into halflime. 

Kollowing intermission, how- 
ever. Richmond connected on 
eight of its first nine shots from 
the field, including a putback 
dunk by Kevin Smith on its only 
misfire in that stretch. The run 
increased the Spiders' lead to 19 
points as they went on to a com- 
fortable win, S4-6«. 

While allowing an offense to 
get into a rhythm would be det- 
rimental against any opponent, 
UMass coach Derek Kellogg 
knows it hurts even more when 
it's against an experienced and 
well-coached squad. 

"It was a combination of them 
going, like 1 said, 9-of-lO from 
the Hoor and us giving away some 

opportunities were key when they 
went up in a short period of time." 
Kellogg said after the loss. "They 
scored seven straight to go up 
13. against a good team, a good 
senior-laden team, you can't have 
that happen." 

The style of offense Richmond 
ran relied on cutting, coming off 
of picks and a disciplined passing 
attack, which requires patience. 
That style gave the Minutemen 
problems and often led to open 
shooters on the perimeter, which 
the Spiders took advantage of 

Kven when Kellogg tried to 
throw off Richmond's olTense by 
switching to a press, the Spiders 
had little trouble beating it with 
quick passes. 

"That's a very untraditional 
offense, one that, when you have 
guys that have been in it for four 
and five years, it's very effective," 
Kellogg said. "When they're cut- 
ting hard and they're making 3's, 
it's almost impossible to defend." 

"They run their set offense, but 
they can do a lot of stuff off [of] 
their offense," Javorn Farrell said. 

See DEFENSE on page 7 

UM, Cahoon bounce 
back, earn shutout win 

D.\.N (Jic.utrrn 

CiMlbl,lA.S SrAh> 



Two weeks ago. after a 5-3 loss at 
hoiTie to Northeastern. Ma.vsachusetts 
hockey coach [>on 
Cahcxm had plenlv lo 
say ab»ail his team's 
disappointing perfor- 

On Saturday, the 

outspoken coach w ;ls at 
a loss for words. 

The Minutemen (5-14-4, 3-9-3 
Hockey l,a.st) shut out Vermont (6-12- 
3. 5-7-3 HK) 6-0. earning a two-game 
split at (iuttcTson Kieldhoase to main- 
tain ptissession of seventh place in 
conference standings. 

UMass allowed four second-peritxl 
goals against the Huskies on Jan. 7 
in a come-from-behind loss, which 



prompted Cahtxm to openly question 
nis team's toughness, saying their lack 
of discipline made him "sick to his 

The typically verhose Cahoon was 

istically curt 

after his team's 

dominant per- 

fomiance last 

Tm a little 

bit speech- 
less because we haven't had tixi many 
nights like this." Cahixm said. "This 
league doesn't afford you nights like 
this very often." 

With Vermont playing for a tie 
in the conference standings at eighth 
place, the Minutemen overcame a 2-1 
loss Friday to cam its first shutout of the 
season and its thin! win in four games. 

Junior TJ Syner scored three points 
(two goals, one assist) and fellow third- 
year I>ann\ Hobbs (two assists, *5 
rating) led the Minutemen. who had 
1 1 poinl-scorcrs. including four w itii 
multiple points. 

Senior Paul 
Dainton recorded his 
second career shutout, 
iTutking 26 savc"s for the 
scvond strdigin night. 

"He was a ck>sc'd 

door tonight," Cah(K)n 

said of Oainton's performance. "He 

made some great saves, [he was] really 


The captain net-mindcT h.id help 
from a young group of deteMiders, espe- 
cially on the power-play. 

See UMASS on page 7 

Jhil hi HNMi IN 

TJ Svner makes a move around the net against UNH earlier this season. Syner had two goals for the 
Minutemen and added an assist, as UMass shut out UVM, 6-0, in a two-game split. 

Plays late push home Hawks 
past Minutewomen Saturday 

B^' MlClIAEt Wcx» 

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Sophomore Dee Montgonierv makes a cut to the basket in a v ictorv against Saint Louis last week. The guard 
added eiylit points and four rebounds, as the Minutewonien lost their 14th game this year i>n Saturday. 

Swimming, diving teams return 
from RR. for spring competition 

After a convincing victory agaiast 
Saint Louis last Wednesday, the 
Massachusetts women's basketball 
team blew a double-digit 
lead and dri>pptxi its lat- 
est game against Saint 
Joseph's. 72-68. on 

"We' vejust got to learn 
to finish giunes." UMass 
assistiuit he;id coach Steve 
loinpher said in a UMassiithleticscom 
interview. ■t)bvioiLsly in llie last few 
minutes we turned the ball over, didn't 
execute lite way we vviintal to, and a 
great oppt)rtiinity to win on the nxui 
obviously ends up being a loss." 

ITic Mimitevvomen IcxI by as many 
as i 3 points in the first half, but could 

not maintain it agaiast a gritty Hawks 
squad. The loss drops UMass to 6-14 
ovenill and 2-3 in Atlantic 10 play. Saint 
Joseph's impit)ved to 12-7 overall and 
2-3 in the A-IO. 

The one bright spot for UMass 

in the loss was the play 

of sciphomore forward 

Shakia Robinson. She 

led the Minutewomen 

in nearly every otTensive 

category in the game and 

capitali^^cd on defensive 

mismatches in the paint. 

Robinson, who showetl flashes of hcT 

abilities earlier in the season, nettal 25 

points, four assists mid eight rebounds. 

"I thought we competed very hard 
and we had great individual efforts." 
l,anpher s;iid. "Obviously Shakia played 
a tremendous game inside." 

After rading baskets to start the 

game, senior C'erie Mosgrove hit a 
3-pointer sparking the offense to a 1 5-2 
run and giving UMass a 1 3 point lead. 
Megan Zullo made the team's seventh 
3-pointer of the half as well, and gave 
the Maroon and White a 45-38 lead at 
the half 

"I'm really proud of our eflfort." 
Lanpher said. "1 think we caine out 
in a hostile environment on the road 
and played really well. Kor 30 minutes 
we really gave them everything they 

The Hawks rallied in the second 
half as they went on a 1 6-5 run and took 
their first lead since the opening minutes 
of the game. In the next six minutes 
both teams traded leads until Zullo hit 
a juiTiper to give UMass a one-point 

See W. HOOPS on page 8 

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The Massachusetts men's and 
wimien's swimming and diving 
teams had .i very busy winter break. 
Hie athletes left f Mass after finals 
wcx-k. headed to Puerto Rico in late 
IX'cember for iheir annual trip and 
endtti It all in RhiKte Island for an 
linitiiiiunal lnumament to compete 
Willi Rhmle Island, la Salle and 
< leorge Washington. 

file trip began after the team hail 
Its last practice of the tall semester and 
hciided home l()r an .ibridged winter 
recess. After a 10 day layolT and jiisi 
three ilays niter Christmas, the team 

practiced for four days and then flew 
to Puerto Rico tiir training and dual 
meet competitions. 

Hie tnp to Puerto Rico is an annual 
training tnp that allows the team to 
train, compete and prepare for other 
upcoming events 

Both the Minutemen and 
Minutewomen are not slwrt on events, 
and just two days after they returned 
from f'tierto Rico, they headed to 
Rhode Island on Jan. 14 to Uike part in 
their second invitational toumamenl of 
the season. 

At the loumament, both the 
MiMutemeii and Minutewimien won 
first place 

After the first day of competition, 
the men and women were in fiiM 
place, but it was the women's team 
that was in a tight race between the 
three other colleges competing. Ij> 
Salle was only six points behind, while 
t Rl and (ieorge Washington were 
also right in the mix. 

The Minutewomen showed a gen- 
uine team eflort can really be a differ- 
encc-inaker in such a close tournament 
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Professors urge Americans to 
"give back'' tax cuts for jobs 

Comm. Coll, grants 
$67K to undergrads 

Bv Sam HAVts and Sa.m 


CotttUIAN StAI h 

Krustrated by Congress' Dec. 
1 7 extension of Bush-era lax cuts 
across all income brackets, three 
Cornell and Yale professors created 
a new website, UiveltHackKorJobs 
org, to urge wealthy Americans 
to give iheir tax cuts to charities 
promoting social welfare and eco- 
nomic equality. 

"We have two aims for the 
site," said one of the site's 
founders, Yale Law professor 
IJaniel Markovits. 

"The first is to raise money for 
worthy causes," he explained, as 
the site prov ides links for viewers to 
donate to the Children's Aid Society 
and the Nurse family Partnership, 
among others "( )ur second aim is to 
promote the idea of economic equal- 
ity and emphasize the dangers faced 
bv the \inerican middle class " 


Yale Law Pn>fesM>r Daniel Markmits Ls ,imong thnx founders of 
GiveltBackFc)rJol>>.orj{, a site encxuiniKiru! Americans to doivile tax cuts tii charitv. 

I he site asks aiivonC who bene- 
fited from the lax cuts to give their 
rebates "back to the public, by sup- 
porting organizations that promote 
fairness and economic growth." 

The site includes two steps 
enabling users determine what to 
give; a calculator which estimates 
the size of the tax cut the user 
received, and then links to orga- 
nizations to which lhe> encourage 
Users to donate, like (iiM)dwill and 
Habitat for Humanity. 

In its mission statement, the site 
explains that the professors believe 
that by continuing to gut taxes, the 
federal government has undercut 
the infrastructural supports it needs 
to maintain a healthy middle class. 

"The government has. by 
extending the cuts, deprived itself 
of the resources required to sup- 
port the policies that will secure a 
vibrant middle class." the profes- 
sors write. 

The professors also hold that 
the neoliberal policies which 
begat the Hush tax cuts, so-called 
trickle down theory, have cre- 
ated "dire" consequences for 
America's economy, producing 
"dramatic growth for the richest 
but siagn.mt incomes for most 

As for whv they selected the 
charities the site asks user to 

consider donating to. the profes- 
sors write that "contributions to 
the charities linked to below will 
allow these charities to expand 
their work, creating new Jobs and 
promoting justice. ' 

In an almost ironic twist, 
such donations are, of course, tax 
deductible, meaning "they will 
draft the government as a paitt.iM 
in funding the projects that they 
support," the professors argue i>n 
the site. 

As for how the site determines 
the amount individuals received. 
Its authors evplain that "our tax cut 
calculations are estimates only." 
and lluit they are based on "the 
I rban Institute and Brookings 
Institution Tax Policy Center 
Microsimulation Model." 

Markovits said he and his part- 
ners have titled the project "politi- 
cal philanthropy." as they believe 
the venture illustrates the political 
system is operating in an unjust, 
inequitable manner. 

"V\e call the project political 
philanthropy because we want to 
make clear that private charity is 
no substitute lor a just and fair 
fiscal policy." said Markovits by 
email earlier this month. 

See TAXES on page 2 

I he Commoiiweallh Honors 
( ollcge at the Iniversity of 
Massachusetts has luiided over 
S67.tKM) 111 undergraduate research 
projects this vear, according lo a 
Moiidav release Irom I Mass' Office 
ol News and Media Relations. 

Twenty-live Research Assistant 
fellowships were given out to soph- 
omores and juniors tins vcai. aiding 
them 111 garnering experience in their 
academic fields and giving them 
a hands-on foundation tor Idiure 
research In addition. 46 students 
received Honors Research (Iniiits to 
cov er the cost of materials and ev ents 
pertaining lo their final Capstone 
I vperience research projects. Kor 
their Capstones, which count for 
six credits. ComCol students engage 
in research on a given question, 
then generate a thesis .u project, or 
lake pan in conimunifv Kliviiies. 
\ccording to the news oilu.e lelease. 
students" Capstones ultimately yield 
a "substantive schi)larlv liocumenl 
and a public presentation. ' 

ITie release highlights iwo stu- 
dents in particular, junior I katerina 
Shaikouskaya. an animal science 
and pre-veterinary major work- 
ing with associate professor Janice 
Teller on proteins found in chickens, 
duck-billed platvpuses and humans, 
and Kascv Duclos. a psychologv 
major working with assistant profes- 
sor Rebecca Spencer on research 
related to whether afternoon naps 

help learning and memory formation 
in preschoolers. 

I he Honors College awarded 
Sliaikouskaya, a Milfbid. Mass. 
native, a SI. (MX) grant, which she 
said 111 the release siie plans tn use 
lor lab equipment and supplies. 

"What's great atmut having these 
funds IS that now we can try difVerenl 
tilings, like a different method for a 
certain procedure." she said in the 

Duclos, a senior and a local 
from (ireenlield who is treasurer of 
the University's neuroscience club, 
according lo its website, believes her 
work could generate some new find- 
ings 111 research on children's brain 

"There has been research on 
nap benefits on anther age groups, 
but preschiH)l-age children have yet 
to be siudied." she told News and 
Media Relations "It will be interest- 
ing to find out if napping vv ill be ben- 
eficial toward preschiH)lers' learning 
at this stage of life." 

Shaikouskaya's work deals with 
aii.dv/iiig wh> the three animals all 
maintained one coininon protein. 

".\s unrelated as they are. all 
these animals retain the scaven- 
ger receptor cysieine-rich protein 
domain that we are studying, sug- 
gesting that the proteins are very 
iitiportant to those aniiiiaK' surviv- 
al," she said. 

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Internship search 101: Brer: freeze hlavkeis UM 

New site helps students 
find job opportunities 

By Sa.m BuTTtKHti-n 

Coilti.K's Sl-VM 

Although the subzero temperatures and feet- 
high snow banks might not belie it. the second 
semester has crept up on us. and with the transi- 
tion to a new semester, students across the Kive 
Colleges and the country must begin thinking 
about their summer plans. 

Some will return to their hometowns, while 
others will seek prestigious internships in their 
desired future fields. For those looking to land 
a top-notch gig, a new website has debuted. 
Internships.com. advising students on where to 
find quality internships and how to woo potential 

The site's parent company. Internships 1 I.C. 
is based jointly in Los Angeles and Boston, 
and offers students the opportunity to post their 
resumes, employers the chance to offer up intern- 
ship openings, and career placement professum- 
als at various colleges a leg up on finding elite 
jobs for students and developing relations with 

The site works as soinething of a l.inkedln for 
internships, as students can search for internships 
across a variety of categories, including field of 
business, city or state, for specific companies, as 
well as refining the search to include for-profit 
or non-profit-only companies, paid or unpaid 
internships, or for full or part-time opportunities. 
Further, the site offers a unique feature for appli- 
cants on the fence about the qualities they want in 
a job, its "Internship Predictor." 

The predictor prompts job-seekers through 
a variety of questions regarding personal val- 
ues and tastes, asking applicants questions like 
whether they prefer to help others or be given lots 
of responsibility, and then asks interns-in-waiting 
to agree or disagree with several statements per- 
taining to preferences in interpersonal situations. 
like whether an applicant prefers competition or 
time alone. The predictor also refines the search 
by querying users as to whether they prefer 
hands-on physical work, arts-related activities, or 
more pragmatic, directed work. Last, the predic- 
tor asks users a final series of questions about 
their preferences in social settings, like whether 
they are generally participative in groups or more 
observant, or whether they are self-motivated to 
embark on projects or perform better under pres- 

The predictor then sets users up with a list of 
potential fields and links to companies hiring in 
the areas the user seems suited for. In addition 
lo predicting up where a student might most like 
to work, the site offers job seekers wide-eyed at 
the competitive nature uf the internship search a 
"resources" page, giving young job hunters the 

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t:ullLi.|AN SlMh 

A powerful cold snap delivered a fierce punch 
to much of the Northeast through the weekend, 
leaving students throughout the Iniversiiv of 
Massachusetts" campus looking for a place to stay 

Temperatures reached into the double digits 
below zero Monday, making many in the area 
loathe going outside. 

Id Carroll, the chief meteorologi-i it 
Springfield-based W{i(iH-l \ abc4l). said records 
were shattered throughout the region 

"They hit 21 [degrees 1 below zero at Westover. " 
Carroll said of the temperatures in a phone inter- 
view last night, referencing Westover Joint Air 
Reserve Base in Chicopee. where all official 
records for the region are calculated. "" 1 he old 
record was minus 1,V" 

Carroll noted that those values reflect the 
actual air temperature, saying there was almost no 
wind yesterday. 

"This is as cold as it"s been."" added Carroll, 
a longtime meteorologist in the region. He noted 

that, in his many vears of tbrecasting. he has 
never seen temperatures dip as low as they did 

On and around campus, students lamented 
those temperatures and tried to bundle up as best 
as they could. 

"It was frigid." said Jessica Stern, a junior 
communications major, who lives off campus. 
Stern noted another side effect of the frigid 
weather was the high cost of heating her home to 
Slav free friun the freezing temperatures. 

""When you can see your breath, you know it"s 
bad." she quipped. 

Allison Sacks, a junior psychology major and 
a companion of Stern who also lives off campus, 
said her car died yesterday morning, forcing her 
to lake the bus to get to classes. When she arrived 
at the bus stop, she said, she had just missed the 
bus that would have taken her to campus, forc- 
ing her to wait out in the cold for 1 .s minutes for 
another bus to arrive. 

See CHILL on page 3 

lnten\ships.u)ni assists students in finding dream intern- 
ships like this vx>ur^ter, wlxi vwirked fi>r the Floridii Marlins. 

lovvdovvn on the basics of internships, how to 
structure resumes, how to prepare for interviews, 
how to behave and perform in an office setting, 
and other tips, like sending thank you notes to 
interv ievvers. 

Further, the site sports an "ask Internships 
com" box on its home page where users can write 
in and receive feedback from the page's staff 
finally, the site features an "intern coach"' blog 
from staffer Colleen Sabatino. who posts on a 
variety of topics including personal organiza- 
tion, networking, and the fine points of accepting 
internships or job offers. 

In a Monday e-mail. Internships. com staffer 
Stacey Levy explained the importance uf intern- 
ships for students seeking a way to get ahead in a 
cutthroat job market. 

"Internships play a vital role for college stu- 
dents' success in job acquisition and retention." 
she said. "A new era of internships is being 
ushered in. where this real-world experience has 
become less of an option and more of a necessity 
for students to land entry-level jobs when the> 

Levy added that, curiously enough, many 
employers actually recruit interns, rather than 
waiting for student to come to them. 

"Almost half of the employers |in an 
lniernships.com survey] revealed that they've 
searched for interns," she said. 

See INTERNSHIPS on page 2 

frigid temperatures ami snow have enveloped the I'Mass campus and the Pioneer \"allev for the last week, 
and the winter weather does not seem to be going awav anvtime soon, as snow is forecast for Tuesdav. 


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C'ollci^ian (oliimnist \u k O SUillcy Uikvs 
a look cil the JiJ/civnt seasons thus far hv 
the Massachusetts men's haskellnill ,ini/ 
hockey teams. 

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Stiatjonl discusses the intri- 
cacies ami fine points of 
the SinJeni (iovrrnmcnt 
h'xH lalion 

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Lofi <m to hear the latest sports 
poikasi fmm Colleiiian spcnts 
reporters llcrh Scrihner anJ 
Nick O'Malley. who discuss the 
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INTERNSHIPS from page 1 

Levy said opportunities are 
opening up all the time. 

"Almost 42 percent ol' 
employers on lnlernships.com 
say their internship program is 
new, which means brand new 
opportunities are available that 
didn't exist last year." 

Although some believe a 
prestigious degree from a school 
with a devoted alumni base is 
the ticket to job success. Levy 
said the sites employers gener- 
ally beg to differ. 

"Relevant experience and 
interview performance were 
the biggest factors in choosing 
an intern, and less than nine 
percent of employers said the 
college an intern attended mat- 
tered," she said. 

What about that one linger- 
ing hang-up. that little potential 
black mark, those nasty solo cup 
pictures on Facebook? 

•Kitty tour percent of employ- 

ers say they check an internship 
candidate's social Web presence 
(i.e. Kacebook, Ivvitter, MySpace, 
Linkedin) during the hiring pro- 

Levy explained that for stu- 
dents to counter possibly seeming 
like an immature, unruly young- 
ster, professionalism is paramount. 

"As you enter the profession- 
al world, the code of conduct is 
important." she said. "Be aware 
that what you say and pictures you 
post may come back to bite you. 
Even if they're a tad impressed 
that you can continually drink liq- 
uid upside down for 38 seconds, 
chances are good it won't do great 
things for your career." 

Whatever you ultimately decide 
to do with your summer, an intern- 
ship may be a great way to get a 
jumpstart on the career of your 
dreams. Just be prepared to do 
some serious un-tagging! 

Sam ButteilwUI can he reached 
at shulterfield(W(iailycollegian 

Profs, launch site for donating 
Bush era tax cuts to charities 

TAXES from page 1 

Markovits created the site in late December 
with Cornell Law School's Bob Hockett, Yale 
Political Science Professor Jacob Hacker, Yale 
Law student Will (iaybrick, and Web design 
help from the San Francisco-based Lukas/ 
Lysakowski in order to bridge the gap between 
what he calls "private giving (and) the shortfall 
in public policy." 

Markovits said he hopes the new site will con- 
tribute to discourse on economic inequality in the 

The site will help to "revisit basic questions of 
economic fairness and Hscal prudence." he said. 
"Wed like to do whatever we can to urge legisla- 
tors to do more to promote equality and protect 
the middle class." 

Sam Hayes can he reached at sdhayesiwslu- 
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I'uESDAV, January 25, 201 1 

Amherst may emerge 
from chill with snow 

CHILL from page 1 

"li\ haul It) gi) to class" in this vseather. Sacks 
said, iioliiiji her ideal weather would be u more 
Mediterranean clime somewhere in the 70s. 

Dinah Gorelik, a junior public health major, 
expressed u similar disdain for the cold temperatures. 

"Slaying dressed is the only thing that you can do in 
this weather," said (iorclik. who trotted over from the 
Southwest residential area to munch on dinner at the 
Blue Wall 

Despite the fierce coldness, it doesn't appear that any 
major weuiher-rclated emergencies occurred yesterday 

beyoiul pipes frcc/ing in some areas. Attempts to 
reach the ,\mlicrst lire Department were unsuccessful 
last night, but there were no reports in local media of 
any mishaps directly related to the weather. 
A bit of relief from the frigid weather, though, is in 
sight. Carroll said temperatures could reach into the 
^Os today. 

"It'll gel heller, ' ( anoll said. 

However. I arroll noted the region will see a bit 
siutw fall in the next few days. But, he said, any storms 
thai do hit the area w ill not be of any major signifi- 

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tor nuidi ot the List wivU, bin that mii\ chanuv lui'vliN. 

APD nets cocaine cache in 
car over break; one charged 


'I he Amherst Police Department arrested JvhonK 
Chea, 26, for possession of cocaine 

Over winter break, the Amhersi Police Departmeni 
made a major drug bust on Noilh Pleasant Street. 
On Dec. .^0 around I a.m . Al'l) olficeis arrested 
26-year-old Jyhong Chea alter pulling over the 
vehicle in which he was a passenger for speeding 

Officers took Chea into lusiodv on charges of 
possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) with 
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A love letter 

Tim Cheplick 

Bel'iirc tire. c;irly hoinosapiens discovered 
sdinethiiig e\eii more useful. About lour million 
years ago. and over a long period of tune, our 
iineeslors ;md ilieir big brains got up o(T their 
lour limbs and began to 
stand upright By doing 

'~^^~~~^~^^^ this. ihe> were able to tree 
up an additional, and preeious, i\mi limbs to use 
I'lr siieli tasks as tarrying food, weapons or tools. 

I hough gi\ ing up some speed. I think our early 
.mcesiors were right to stand up tali But today 
the prolil'eration ol the automobile, that ghastly 
hunk ol pollution-spewing metal, has all but ren- 
deied our legs and feel moot. 

Nonetheless, wc as a species can surely lind 
other uses lor these almost archaic branches of 
llesh and bone I do all the lime. Call me old- 
lashioned. bui I like to use my legs, and I can 
think ol plenty nl things for them to do. 

I'll ne\er forget the 
I II St time I made the 
ino\c from automobile 
to legs. It was a whole 
new world out there. I 
used them to walk into 
.\mherst to run some 
errands I put one foot 

in front of the other, and continued to do so until 
I reached my destination. Instead of using my 
foot to press a pedal to propel a car. I was able to 
cut out the middle man and do it all myself. I was 

I ols of personally-operated vehicles w'hi//ed 

me as I made the trek, but these machines 
seemed li> have a lot of filth associated with 
them. When the\ went by. I noticed a peculiar 
stench and a cloud of smoke. 

As I ccmtinued to walk. I realized that the 
path for myself was quite treacherous, being both 
slippery and slushy from the copious amounts of 
snow weve been getting. 1 he path for the auto- 
mobiles, however, was clear of any such hazards, 
and I wondered h»iw this could be. Were these 
hunks of metal being preferentially treated over 
myself, a warm-blooded, oxygen-loving human, 
whose species govern this land? 

I continued, perplexed by the issue. Though 
mv legs mo\ed slowly in comparison to the 
\tfhicles racing by next to me. 1 didn't feel like I 
wa,s moving slowly at all. In fact. I took the exiia 
time ti> notice the scenery around inc. The snow 
still hung on to the otherwise bare tree branches 
in a most beautiful way. I recall. 

Some people might be cold using their legs 
■et around during the winter in a slate at this 

ril never forget the first 
time I made the move 
from automobile to legs. 

latitude, but not me. This is because I wore sev- 
eral layers and a hat and gloves These can be 
purchased rather easily at many stores, and I have 
found that they can insulate the body against the 
cold weather They can be quite useful when not 
tra\ cling by motor vehicle and the warmth that 
one can prov ide. 

The modern iiueniion of the mp.^ player also 
has a place in this tale of re-learniiig the useful- 
ness of the human legs. The device is portable, 
and I have found it to be a welcomed comrade on 
many a walks since. One must be careful when 
crossing streets though, for cars can be very dan- 
gerous indeed, and may sneak up on you. 

When I reached my destination. I found it 
pleasant to not have to search for a parking space, 
and was appreciative of the lime and frustration 
that this saved. I dropped myself off right in front 
of the store to which I was traveling. 

Upon buy- 
ing my items, 1 initially 
panicked because I was 
unsure of where I was to 
put my bags without a 
persimal automobile to 
carry them for me. 
I he cashier looked at 
me a bit strange. But soon enough, I recalled my 
ancestors and the way they ingeniously freed up 
my two upper limbs, and this realization prompt- 
ed me to grasp the bags with my hands, bring the 
bags to my body with my arms, and then walk 
back to my residence with the bags in my hands. 
Boy, was I glad my ancestors had such foresight! 
There arc two conclusions one can rnake from 
my miraculous tale of walking. First, it may seem 
logical for us to one day evohe into a species 
that uses only one leg to walk. This would free up 
yet another limb and with it a world of possibili- 

But until then, I think we can all find ways 
to use our legs, if for no other reason than 
to keep us from losing them to evolutionary 
progress. Walking has many benefits includ- 
ing a slower approach to life that allows more 
tiiTie for appreciation and self-reflection. It's 
also great exercise. Walking with purpose, 
like I did to run errands, will incorporate a 
healthy, fun, and sustainable aspect into your 

It is easy to find excuses to take a car rath- 
er than walk, but it is hard to find an excuse 
that does not include la/iness ur selfishness. 
Tim Cheplick is a Ctillegiein columnist. He can 
he reached til icheplicUisluiienl iinui^s eJii 

From the starter home 
to a bigger house 

That's not democracy, 
that's oligarchy. 

Last week the Massachusetts Senate voted down 
a proposal to appoint an independent commission 
to oversee the Congressional redistricting that 
must take place as a result of last year's census. 

B Massachusetts loses one seat, 
meaning that either one of the 
10 congressmen will retire, chal- 
lenge Senator Scott Brown or two 
of them will face off in a primary 
battle. For what it's worth, my 
money is on the first and second 
districts being merged to take up 
all of western Massachusetts. 

MatthPW M ^^' '•■""'^'*^- ''^^ really interesting 
■ thing about redistricting is that 
K0D3r6 Massachusetts' population didn't 

decline over the last decade. Only 
Michigan lost residents between 2000 and 2010. and 
most states saw modest growth, although Texas and 
California increased the most. Congress uses a math- 
ematical formula called the method of equal propor- 
tions to detennine apportionment in order to make 
sure that every Congressional district has a roughly 
equal population. 

You take the population of 
all the states and divide it by 
the number of representatives 
to get the average district size. 
Then you give each state the 
one representative it's entitled to 
under the Constitution and then 
you divvy up the rest based on the average. There's 
nothing wrong with this method of apportionment. 

Unfortunately, there's one number that has 
remained constant for 100 years; the number of 
representatives. In 1911, Public Law 62-5 raised 
the total membership of the House to 43.^, with 
provisions to increase to 435 when New Mexico and 
Arizona joined the Union the following year. 

There have been 435 members of the House of 
Representatives ever since, with the exception of 
195^*- 1^)63, when there were two extras after Alaska 
and Hawaii were admitted What this means is that 
the average district size keeps going up and up, from 
a little over 30,000 people per district to a little over 
700,000 people per district by che 2010 census. 

That's not democracy; that's oligarchy. As the 
same number of people represent more and more, 
democracy breaks down. Consider Massachusetts. 

There are a lot of divisions along class, geo- 
graphic and racialethnic lines. Lach grouping 
is a political constituency people who live in 
Springfield have different concerns than people 
who live in Hadley, and both have different con- 
cerns than people who live in Amherst. 

When districts are small, the Hadley, Amherst 
and Springfield people all get a say in government. 
While Springfield and Amherst have more votes 
than Hadley, Hadley 's voice is still there, calling 
the big guys' attention to issues that are important, 
but that they don't always notice. On the other 
hand, when Amherst, Hadley and Springfield all 
belong to the same district, Springfield's voice 
dominates due to its larger population. 

But it's not just the dominance of major urban areas 
over less urban and rural areas that result in oligarch). 
There is also the problem of incumbency. Congress 
has the lowest approval rating ol any American institu- 
tion, bven multinational corporations that are blamed 
for everything from pollution to the economic crisis to 
mass unemployment are viewed in a better light than 

But it's almost impossible for incumbents to lose 
reelection. That's why the elections of 1980. 1994 
and 2010 are sometimes referred to as "revolutions" 

because a lot of incumbents lost. Part of the para- 
dox is that we view other people's representatives 
with contempt, but prefer our own. And part of it 
because of large congressional districts. 

Think about it. If the majority of people in 
Springfield prefer Candidate A, but the majority 
of people in the hill towns prefer Candidate B, 
then Candidate A will most likely win and stick 
around for a long time. Three Congressmen from 
Michigan, John Dingell, John Conyers and Dale 
Kildee, were born in the 1920s and most repre- 
sentatives are baby boomers (for that matter, most 
elected officials period are baby boomers). So we 
have ended up with a government 
composed largely of people born 
during the Truman administra- 
tion, who grew up with "Duck 
and Cover" as a strategy to avoid 
being nuked. They grew up with 
the threat of nuclear war, and 
they remember where they were when they heard 
about JFK, MLK and RFK. 

They saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, 
watched F.lvis on TV, listened to The Beatles on the 
radio. Now, they have moments where they wonder 
about Ciuam capsizing, think that the Internet is a 
series of tubes and dump trucks, and occasionally 
forget what century it is. Thanks to the dual advan- 
tages of incumbency and large districts we young 
people the future of .America can enjoy being 
governed by its distant past. 

It is true that if young Americans voted more 
we would at least force politicians to pay atten- 
tion to us, but I also think it's true that if legisla- 
tive districts were more numerous and contained 
fewer people, more people would vote. If con- 
gressional districts today were the size they were 
in 1790. we'd have much closer relationships with 
our representatives, because they would be our 

They would probably also rellect a greater 
demographic cross-section by economic class, 
race and gender, and they could stay in-touch with 
their districts by being there instead of requiring 
pollsters and lobbyists to get them constituent 

It's the difference between going to Amherst 
Books versus Barnes & Noble, the difference 
between democracy and oligarchy and the differ- 
ence between a government of the people and a 
government that rules the people. 

Xfaii Rdluirc is a Collegian columnist. He can he 
reached at mrohare(Q^student.umass.eiiu. 

The mission of student governance 

I he Siiident Ciovernment Association of the 
University of Massachusetts possesses a formi- 
dable list (if responsibilities as enumerated by its 
ConstltiiliKii tt By-Laws. These vary from dispensing 
funds to Registered Student Organizations, agencies 
and area governments, to policing and regulating itself 
through its bylaws, to acting in an advisory role to 

Dan Strafford "'^' '^^ministration in matters of 

^_____^__ iieademic and university policy. In 

these rather mundane, humdrum 

matters, the S(iAs capabilities arc 

rather well-known However, no one has ever really 

delved into the nime cerebral, philosophical causes of 

anil reasons for the SCiA's existence. 

If one asks anybody endowed with a leadership 
rule w ithin the S(iA as to what he thinks its purpose is, 
he will inevitably respoiui. first and foremost, to "help 
students" in any way it >..m 

Alter all. all iindergraduaie ^indents are technically S(iA 
members, as eluciiliited by .Niiiele II of its Constitution 
Being a senator myself, I would have to sity that this asser- 
tion as to the SCiA's purpose is indisputiibly tnie. It is made 
evident by the mynad committees, task forces, cabinet 
pdsitions and ex-otlicio members thai ihe SCi,\ is equipped 
li> lianillc ilic bread-and-butter issues that most students con- 
cern themselves w ith. fn)m bike racks, to cheaper textb<M)ks. 
til RSO funding alloc;itions. 

However, in the eyes of this huinble senator, the S(jA 
serves ,i purpose that many know, but that only a pa-eioiis 
few .ire willing to admit to tx-slow poliiital e\|x-nence 
ii|H)n those that have the ambition and molivaiion lo seek it. 

I his IS A perfectly valid conception of the purpose 
ol the Sf I \ Many people who enter student govern- 

ment at universities across the country harbor political 
ambitions for later in life. 

Many famous political ligures have used their stu- 
dent government experiences as a springboard into 
local, stale and national politics, such as President 
Richard Nixon, who served as the Student Body 
President at W'hiltier College in California. .As a con- 
duit of political participation and leadership, it is at 
least partly the responsibility of student government lo 
afford its participants the experience to wield the reins 
of power with prudence and ellicaey. 

run. quite scarce, the SCiA's budget allocation process 
also educates its executors in the tine art of balancing 
a checkbook, a skill our politicians desperately need 
to employ today. 

The essential political education that the SGA pro- 
V ides extends beyond mere abstractions and specula- 
livc theories of government, however. For those look- 
ing to gel involved in politics later in life, the SCiA 
provides cnicial experience in managing a campaign. 
This is especially tnie in the oft-contested spring presi- 
dential election. 

Many people who enter student government at universities 
across the country harbor political ambitions for later in life. 

Main people view politics as an unseemly, sordid 
thing one that attracts the worst that humanity has 
lo olTer. This thesis, I would argue, is a patently unfair 
stereotype Politics exists wherever resources are 
scarce or want is prevalent, be it want of money, prop- 
erty or adequate policy. The beauty of the republican 
system in which we live is that such contlicting desires 
lor material and social betlermeni can be resolved 
peacefully and in an orderly fashion, rather than by 
constant revolution or civil war. This theory of govern- 
ment as an arbiter over scarcity can be seen in practice 
in our own S( I.A. which is charged w ith. amongst other 
ihnigs. allotatinu money from the Student Activities 
I rusi fund (SAI I ) to RSOs and Agencies. 

.Aside from allocating resources that arc, in Ihe long 

These skills include forging alliances lo facilitate 
the passage of bills, legal analysis through the scrutiny 
t)f debate, and amendment of the constitution and by- 
laws as well as a vital dose of the sometimes-baffling 
realm of parliamentary procedure. 

In this capacity, Ihe SCiA functions not just as a part 
of the great chain of governmental being at UMass, 
but also as a direct and vital method of civic engage- 
ment that is an essential conduit to participation in the 
politics of a republic. 

However, Ihe SCiA also serves lo politically 
educate in a fashion at least partially removed 
from parliamentary politics. It serves in a concur- 
rent role as a lobbying group for undergraduate 
students a guarantor of their welfare and repre- 

sentation in the confusing bureaucracy that often 
characterizes the UMass student experience. 

It is in this capacity that the SCiA lobbies for and 
acquires internal improvements such as the ongo- 
ing reevaluation of the Student Code of Conduct, 
increased numbers of bike racks and cheaper text- 
books. These programs have proven immensely 
popular with most students. 

It is imperative to note, however, that when the 
term "advocacy" is unearthed, student advocacy is 
often unfairly confiated with issue advocacy, such 
as the support or denigration of a piece of legisla- 
tion. The unchecked excesses of the latter variety of 
advocacy have, in Ihe past, led to the emaciation of 
the SGA, with its members crusading for legislation 
in such an idealistically abstract manner that its very 
legitimacy was oftentimes compromised. 

Otto von Bismarck. Prussian Prime Minister 
and First Chancellor of Ihe Cierman Fmpire, once 
staled that '"romanticisin is no basis for politics," 
and nowhere is this quote made more evident 
than in Ihe efforts of the current leadership of Ihe 
SGA. Instead of adhering lo a rigid doctrine of 
purging politics from Ihe SCiA and lobbying for 
vaguely pertinent legislation, the SCiA has made a 
concerted effort to focus on issues and goals that 
have positive effects on student life, while at the 
same time affording a future generation of lead- 
ers the political experience necessary to guide Ihe 
destiny of our great republic. 

Dan Stratford is a Collegian columnist and S(iA 
setuttor He can he reached at dstratfoiu^stiidcni. 




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^Strings' doesn't strike the right chord 

By KATb MacDon.^ld 

CloLLfcl.l.AN St AH 

The concept of a "friends w ith benefits" rela- 
tionship isn't uncommon these days. So, hasn't 
everyone tried to have a simple, purely sexual 
relationship with their best friend while dealing 
with the joy of everyone else finding love, includ- 
ing your dad, who's now dating your ex'.' 

This IS what .Adam Franklin (.Ashton Kutcher) 
has to face everyday in the new Ivan Reitman 
tilm. "No Strings Attached" Because neither 
wants a serious relationship, Adam and friend 
Dr. Finma Kurizman (Natalie Portman) decide to 
have a liaison based on sex. They decide to stop 
only when someone starts getting deeper feelings. 
W hen an inkling of something more starts to grow, 
will the twi) become a couple? 

Unfortunately, like most other romantic com- 
edies, the plot is extremely predictable. Fhe audi- 
ence is blatantly aware of how the entire story will 
play out just by watching the trailers. Whether 
there's some sort of formula movie makers go 
by now or whether film producers underestimate 
the intelligence of their viewers, "No Strings 
.Attached" requires no thought while viewing it 

Yet. like all movies. "No Strings Attached" is 
full of both ups and downs. The supporting cast. 
for instance, greatly adds to the draw of the film. 
While debating the true meaning of their relation- 
ship. I'.mma and .Adam are surrounded by hilarious 
friends who are the unacknowledged stars of the 
film. F.mina's posse includes "Chelsea Lately" 
comedian Ciuy Branum and "The Office" star 
Mindy Kaling, while Adam gets advice from the 
likes of musician Ludacris's character. Wallace, 
and Lli, portrayed by Jake Johnson ("Paper 
Heart" I. 

Kevin Kline and Cary Llwes, as Adam's father 
and Dr. Metzner respectively, also bring Ihe 
laughs. The supporting cast definitely succeeds in 
keeping the audience laughing the majority of the 

Not all of the jokes in "No Strings Attached" 
go over well, however. While the jokes, more than 
the plot line, keep the movie going, sometimes 

they come across as overly vulgar and unneces- 
sary. The gags seem to try too hard to hokl the 
modern viewer's interest. Between excessive pop 
culture references and one too many sex iokes. 
they don't always work. 

Portman's Fmma seems out of place ai limes 
too, with an awkwardly uncaring demeanor fhal 
is not to say that Portman did a bad job After 
her award-winning work in "Black Swan," "No 
Strings Attached" seems too pale in compari- 
son. While the films are not of the same caliber. 
Portman does succeed in portraying the no-non- 
sense doctor who proposes the relationship wiih a 
hardened exterior. 

Known for his work in ciimedies such as 
"Dude, Where's My Car?" and "That 7()'s Show," 
Ashton Kutcher, too, delivers, though Adam 
comes oft as overly attached and emotional. 
Kutcher communicates to the viewers thai he's 
just a regular, nice guy who just wants to be 
happy at the end of the day. 

The stars and costars of "No Strings Attached" 
form a stellar cast, but they are marred by a medi- 
ocre plotline. Maybe Ivan Reitman, director of the 
famed "Cihostbusters," doesn't have Ihe experi- 
ence in directing successful romantic comedies. 
He's been at the helm of Hops like "My Super 
Ex-Girlfriend" and "Six Days Seven Nights." 

"No Strings Attached" has solid cinematogra- 
phy, with clean shots and safe sequences, and its 
soundtrack is quite good. 

Clearly, the story is nothing new. This slim- 
mer, the film "Friends with Benefits." based on 
Elizabeth Meriwether's screenplay of the same 
title, will be released. The film features a simitar 
plotline lo ""No Strings Attached" and stars Mila 
Kunis, Justin Timberlake and l:mma Stone 

"No Strings .Attached" is simply an alright 
movie. Its cast and some jokes help, but the bland, 
dragging plot and predictability scar the film. At 
least there is some good news- if the audience is 
disappointed with "No Strings Attached." "Friends 
with lienefits" sounds like it may be a hit. 

Kate MacDonald can he reached at kaitlynnia 

K inRresvMn 
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"CihostbusUTs" director, Iviin Reitman. The filni is now plaviii^ in theaters evervvvbere. 

Vermont's scenic gem 'Company Men^ hits home 

By JiiM Miiviiiii 

C.'OI 1 Kl.lVS C!i iRBl-sMMUST 

Entering Vermont from 
Massachusetts is like entering 
a whole new state of being. The 
drive is a sight within itself. 
,As you move norili. the adver- 
tisements and billboards begin 
to melt away and. betore you 
realize it. you are careening 
down roads surrounded only 
by nature. The highway Hows, 
curves and is a welcome change 
from Ihe static background of 
the Masst>ike. As you make your 
way down the highway, you can 
gaze at the tall How ing moun- 
tain vistas covered in the assort- 
ment of white pine, birch and 
maple trees glazed by snowfall. 

Burlington is to Vermont 
what New York City is to New 
York, this city has many areas 
worth checking out and a very 
relaxed feeling that is inviting to 
people that simply want to visit. 
This humble Vermont metropoli- 
tan houses the University of 
Vermont, Burlington College, as 
well as Champlain College. To 
truly appreciate the scenery and 
beauty of tiurlington, you must 
walk the streets to pick up on 
the minute aspects that create its 
ambiance, combining a growing 
city with a rustic temperament. 
The cold is definitely something 
to be aware of in Ihe months of 
January and February; if you 
are not prepared lo bundle up in 
warm clothes, it could uiiii your 
whole trip. 

.As you travel through Ihe 
North t-nd of Burlington, an 
area filled with otT-campus col- 

lege kids, you will notice that 
most of the houses have been 
around for a while and still have 
an authentic, vintage architec- 
ture and design. These buildings 
contain unfinished basements, 
low hanging ceilings and hard 
wood floors. It is almost pic- 
turesque in the simplicity and 
the uniqueness is welcome. This 
section of the city isn't fitted 
with wild frat houses. Most of 
the students in this section are 
fairly mellow and the houses are 
in relatively good condition. 

The University of Vermont is 
a nice compliment to Burlington 
as it brings many young people 
to the area. The buildings are 
not congested, so the campus is 
very sprawling and allows for 
much exploring. It contains an 
outdoor amphitheater, "victori- 
an-esque" dorm buildings, stone 
fences, and an environmentally 
friendly student center whose 
elevators operate on vegetable 
oil. It is not an amazingly beau- 
tiful school in the winter, but it 
does contain some gems that are 
worth checking out if you find 
the time. 

The Church Street 

Marketplace can draw com- 
parisons to the center of 
Northampton. It is located with- 
in the heart of Burlington and 
hosts many stores and restau- 
rants. The paved steps cover 
the plaza streets that are only 
accessible on foot. It is filled 
with many small shops that are 
run locally and contribute to 
its laid back atmosphere. Due 
to Ihe city's close proximity, 
everything is very accessible 

and you do not have lo fear cars 
barreling down the roads It has 
contains the typical old school 
music shop and coffee places, 
but it also houses a tobacco 
shop, used outdoor gear shop, 
and free art exhibits thai give it 
a clever twist. For those shop- 
pers who like Ihe big chains, 
there is also a mall located in 
the area. The part that makes 
this mall unique is that is built 
underground rather than above. 

The culmination of the trip is 
Lake Champlain, located west of 
the Church Street Marketplace. 
Crackling sheets of ice cover 
the freezing blue waters. Ciults 
and loons sit atop Ihe masses of 
frost. Rocky juts careen across 
the lake and a lighthouse sits at 
the epicenter. If you decided to 
bring a camera, then this is the 
time to use it. fhis scenic area 
can definitely be the highlight of 
the trip as it is free, easily acces- 
sible, and beautiful year round. 

Trying to absorb the lone and 
intricate feel of Burlington in a 
matter of days can be extremely 
challenging if you don't know 
where to go, but it is definitely 
a trek worth making. The city 
has many sights that are not 
commercialized. Since these 
subtle landmarks are not heavily 
advertised, it might be a smart 
move to look up a map before 
you leave. If you can deal with 
the frigid cold and are willing to 
make the three and a half hour 
drive, then Burlington, Vt. is 
definitely a place to head for Ihe 

Jeff Mitchell can he reached 
at ijmitche(w,studcnl limine cilii 


(. iHIH.MN (.^^RKtsP^l^PISI 

When you walk into the theater for a screening 
of "Tlie Company Men." you might temporar- 
ily forget that you are not watching an extended 
media broadcast. Beginning with a news montage 
detailing the economic recession, the film tackles 
the same problem award-winning "Up In The Air" 
did last year. .This time however, the tale is told 
froiTi the perspective of the fired, not the firers. 

Filmed entirely in Massachusetts, as proven by 
the L.ahey Clinic, framed Bruins jersey and highly 
coveted Patriots season tickets, "The Company 
Men" could be the life-story of any slate resident 
who was laid off recently. The all-too-real sto- 
ryline is shared by a range of HollywDod male 
leads, including Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) a 
37 year-old husband and father of two. who is 
put im the chopping block, along with his six- 
figure salary, (iene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) 
is Bobby's boss, a father and grandfatlier in his 
own right who started the company CiTX along- 
side his cold best friend, James Salinger (Craig T. 
Nelson). Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) started 
his career on the factory tloor and, .30 years later, 
he is almost 60 years old with two college tuitions 
to pay for a his job in jeopardy. Last but not least 
is the blue-collar carpenter. Jack Dolan (Kevin 
Costner), Bobby's brother-in-law who proudly 
wears his University of Massachusetts t-shiri 
while renovating a house in Roxbury. 

This movie takes us through the fear, anger and 
mixture of positive and negative coping skills that 
go along with losing a job. It is a film for anyone 
who has asked, selfishly. "What about me? Am 1 
next?" or thought that their entire life is rellected 
in the cardboard box given to them when they are 
told, usually without warning, lo pack up their 
desk. It is interesting that the filmmakers have the 

blue-collar worker coming from a slate school and 
the big-lime executives built from years of expe- 
rience or a private-school (Boston University) 
education, when this dilemma atlects everyone on 
the spectrum 

the soundtrack is very deliberate. When there 
is a potential change of circumstance, such as an 
interview or a business lunch, the music is uplift- 
ing. However, that scene is followed by silence as 
another door (sometimes literally) is slammed in 
the character's face There are also intentionally- 
placed reminders of what is important in light of 
all the job negativity. Life does not stop there 
are still birthdays to celebrate with family and 

The audience is expected to be well informed 
on the subject matter, so that he or she knows to 
laugh when Walker explains how he only expects 
his recovery to take a few days, the length of his 
severance package. The movie is emotional in 
that you want to grab some of the characters and 
strangle them, or shake s(>me feeling back into the 
others. There is one scene specifically that is a bit 
of a tearjerker. The moment is so true lo reality, 
many people may be desensitized to the crisis, 
allowing the scene to slide into the background. 

The theme, consciously stated a couple of 
times in the film, surrounds what is legal versus 
what is ethical. How do we help a friend through 
a recommendation or resume without patronizing 
them? When do we work for ourselves and not 
ihe stockholders or fiscal year budgets that make 
everyone a number? 

If you want to see real life in stadium seating 
with surround sound and a famous actor playing 
your friend father uncle boss with a not-so-great 
Boston accent, take a couple hours and see "The 
Company Men." 

Margaret Clayton can he reached at mclay- 
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The fXveniherists ;m.' so influential 
in ttie inde|X'ndenl nuisie scene becaase. 
while lliey niainiiiin a distinct sountL 
none (>f tfieir albums ever siuuxl llie 
siune. From the scii sl1lUllie^ of their first 
alhiun. "t "astawavs ;inil Culixits." to the 
nx.k nils of 2(K^)"s "Ilie Ihizaals of 
I ove." Ilie IXvembensLs display ga-at 
versiililiiy, Ilieir latest album, iTie King 
is IX-ad." w hich w as rcleased on Jan. 1 8, 
mitintains a very folksy sinind. 

tlie 1 )ecemlvrisis ;m: known l()r 
iheir utilization of many dilVetvnl. olten 
obscure in.stnimciiLs. ineluding accor- 
dion, inekxliea organ, h;ir]Tsiehord ;ind 
uprighl biiss. IIk' prominent use of liar- 
monica gives this new alhun its di.stiiK- 

"Ttie King is Deatl" begins with a 
joyful burst of s»>ng that cannot help but 
bnng a simikir joy lo its llstclK•l^. Even 
at first listen. "Don't Carry it Alt" can 

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be considered one of The Decemberists" 
top songs. The lyrics from the chonis. 
"beneiilli lliis Nild ;uKi bnlliiuil sun," 
accurately depict the song's blissful 

The stvond track, "Calainily Song" 
is neiirly as midictivc as its pnxkxx-ssor. 
with ;tn eqiuilly sprightly beat. 

Those who attended Ihe 
Decemberists' concert al Amherst 
C ollcge in 2(K)'^ nwy reiiKmber a beau- 
tiful acoustic song they ilebuicxl. entitled 
"Rise lo Me." Tins p;issionatc song is 
included on "IIk- King is t>sid" as tlie 
tliinl track :uxl displavs a nxiif rare, 
emotive side of ttie KukI that c;ui only 
bcvn gtimpscxi in older songs, such as 
"Red Riglil Ankle." 

The culniiniitiixi of the old-world 
folk-song stiumt m;mifcsts itself in ttw 
fourth tr.ick, "Rox in llie tio\ " t towever. 
Hie IXvaiilxnisLs bnng a iiKxkTn view 
to a style of music tliat could oiIktwisc 
be too old schtx>l liir souk people's uaste. 

The song "Alt Arise!" is intiised with 
ctxmtry nxiis, while "June Hymn" is 
reminiscent of Bob Dykin. 

lliough Tlie IXvembensls olkTi 
write lyrics with diction inspired tiy 
tniditioiMl folklore and historical njfer- 
cMices. the tlieiiKN of the albiun span 
iicross all er.is ;uid culture Hiis allxun 
Ixilds less narrative and nxjre universal 

Lead singer Colin Mekiy is known 
for his unique bui shaky leait vcx'als. 
lliis lime aivHind. his voice Carrie's a bit 
nxire cleanliness while still preserving 
his signature stximl. nx)se whi> li've his 
distinct voicv will not tie disiippointed, 
yet tlie music mav be nxire enjoyable to 
thtwe wlxi wixikl \^a\ e pivv iixisly con- 
sidere-d it anixiy ing. His vcvals, itxiugh 
cleaner, are sonx-'txiw freer as well. "The 
King is IX-iid" celebr.iies llie beauty of 
|XTson;il freakxn 

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Hayes leads BC past River Hawks 

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Jimmy Hayes iwuled two goals for 
ihf Hosliin C ollcge men's lu)ckey learn 
III help iletLMt liMass I (mell '^-'' on 
SiiUiid.iy nijihl al Kclley Riiik 

I he ciinlcsl was knoltcU ul two 
entering ilie tlnal IVami.-, however, BC 
il7-<., n-S Hockey last) broke the 
he with back-tu-baek scores by Paul 
C arey and Joe Whitney to give the 
lagles the lead lor good, earning their 
-•econd win in as many days. 

Patrick C'ey trimmed the deficit 
lo one for L'MI. (3-19-2. 3-1.'' HhA) 
before Hayes cashed in on an empty 
net to seal the victory for the home 

' The River Hawks struck first as 
Shayne Thompson found the back ol' 
the net 7;4'J into the game for his third 
goal of the season. Boston College 
evened the score less than four minutes 
later on a Hayes power-play goal. BC 
was 3-for-3 on power-play opportuni- 
ties for the night. 

UMI. would not go away, however, 
as Chris lekerl beat BC goalkeeper 

Parker Milner at the 10 32 mark of the 
second period for the River Hawks' 
second lead of the night I he I agles 
again responded on lommy Cross' 
third goal of the season with less than 
two minutes remaining in the second 

I he teams meet ag.iin ihis Saturdav 
al 7 (1(1 p in al I Ml 

Maine, Northeastern draw 

Maine overcame a two-goal deficit 
to Northeastern to earn 
a 3-3 tie on Saturdas 
night al Matthews .Arena 
in Boston. 

I he Black Bears (11-6-5, 8-4-3 
HIA) took their first lead of the back- 
and-forth affair after three unanswered 
goals, digging themselves out of a 
2-0 hole, lanner House scored twice, 
including the game-tying goal al the 
17:10 mark of the second frame and 
the go-ahead strike al 5:50 in the third 

The Huskies (7-10-5. 6-7-4 HIA) 
forced overtime after Wade MacLeod's 
shot took an improbable bounce past 
L^M goalkeeper Shawn Sirman 

Maine outshot the home team in 
the e.xira period, 3-0, but could not 
beat NIJ goalkeeper Chris Rawlings 

Hockey East 

The sophomore had his shutout streak 
snapped at an astounding 167:12 min- 
utes of play. 

Northeastern appeared to have 
taken command in the second with con- 
secutive goals to lake a 2-0 advantage. 
.Xiithonv Biletto finished a rebound 
less than a minute into the second for 
Ins second score of the season. Mike 
McLaughlin zipped a wrist shot past 
Sirman at 1:59 in the 
second for his second 
goal in as many games. 
NU hosts 

Massachusetts on Friday at 7:30 p.m 
lo close out a si.x-game homestand 
while Maine hosts Boston I'niversily 
at 7:00 p.m. 


Boston University snapped New 
Hampshire's seven-game HKA win- 
ning streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday 
night at the Whittemore Center. 

The Terriers (11-7-6. H-5-4 HLA) 
broke all tie at the 12:43 mark in the 
second period on Ross (iaudet's back- 
handed score. The sophomore picked 
off a UNH (13-5-4. 11-2-2 HLA) pass 
in the defensive /one, cashing in from 

close range to give BU the lead. 

Kieran Millan was superb between 
the pipes, tallying 3K saves on the night 
against the No. 7-ranked Wildcats 

UNH began the scoring five min- 
utes into Ihc second period as Greg 
Burke corralled the loose puck just in 
front of the crease for the easy finish. 
Millan had stopped the two shots prior, 
but was caught out of position for 
Burke's first goal of the season. 

BU knotted the score at X:24 in the 
middle frame on a power-play. Charlie 
Coyle put home a rebound off of Adam 
CIcndening's post-rattling shot for the 
freshman's seventh goal of the year. 

Less than a minute after the 
lerriers took the lead. Millan stoned 
a pair of equalizer attempts by Stevie 
Moses and Burke to preserve the lead 
and the game. 

BL! returns to action on Friday 
night at Maine while New Hampshire 
visits Providence. 

Stephen Sellner can he reached at 
ssellneriwstudenl. umass. edu. 

Young players 
impact UMass 

UMASS from page 8 

injury t)ver the past few weeks while st)phomoa' Darren 
Rowe has also missc-d five giunes In the meantime, fresh- 
man Joel HaJiley leads the defense with a quiet 10 |>oinls on 
one goal and nine assists, while fellow rookie Adam Phillips 
has garnered more attention w ith his niiu." points on six goals 
(in ;iddition to his six-fiK)l, seven-inch frame). 

The bulk of the freshmen made a disaster out of 
the first half the sea.son. Ihat much was expected. As ii 
stands, though, hockey is 6- 1 2-3 and more imporlaiiily. the 
Minulemen are 5-7-3 in Hockey Fast play and are sitting 
in a respectable seventh place, considenng their youth. 

At the time, going winless until Nov. 23 was essen- 
tially the worst-case scenario, a short-tenn tragedy What 
It did. though, is put the team in the best position for the 
long run, pulling younger players in key positions and 
having them contribute, including freshman goalie JetV 

Ihe Mass Attack isn't winning the Hockey Fast this 
year. That was pretty much a given heading into Ihe sea- 
son. But in a season that was sacrificed for a better one 
down the road, this is about as good as it gets. 

Sick O'Malley is a Cnlle^ian columnist fic can he 
reached al nomaUe\(iL^ludenliimas\.edii. 

OSU, SDSU only unbeatens remaining 

San Diego State pulled out its 20th victi>rv of the season against Air 
Force hchlnJ 20 points and si.\ 3-pointers from Kuard D.J. CJav. 


C<>iihr.iAN St.mi 

The Ohio State and San Diego 
Stale men's basketball teams both 
picked up conference victories this 
week and became the final unde- 
feated teams in the nation. 

Ohio State, the top ranked team 
in the nation, needed a fierce rally 
to knock otT No. 22 
Illinois and improve 
to 20-0. 

The Buckeyes 
fell behind by eight 
points with just under 13 minutes 
remaining, but freshman Jared 
Sullinger put the team on his 
back and guided them to a 73-6K 
victory. Fhe freshman finished 
the game with 27 points and 16 
rebounds while Jon Diebler tossed 
in 15 for OSU. 

Sullinger, a candidate for 
national player of the year, is 
averaging 17.9 points and 10.2 
rebounds a game. 

The Buckeyes will host No. 13 
Purdue on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile. San Diego State 
continued their dominance out 
west by beating Air Force. 68-55. 

Top 25 Basketball 

The A/tecs improved to 20-0 
behind the stellar play of senior 
point guard D.J. Ciay. 

(iay finished the contest with 
20 points and drained six 3-p«iint- 
ers. The senior has been on fire 
from behind the arc, making 13 
long-distance shots in his last two 

Sophomore Kawhi Leonard 

also scored 10 

points and grabbed 

10 rebounds, while 

Billy While chipped 

in 12 points. 

SDSU will play perhaps their 

biggest game of the year on 

Wednesday when they square off 

against Jimnier Fredelte and No. 9 

Brigham Young 

Texas ends Kansas' streak 

No. 1 1 Texas sh(H)k off a poor 
start to beat previously undefeated 
Kansas. The victory snapped the 
Jayhawks' home game-winning 
streak, which had reached 69 games. 

The Longhoms (16-3) fell into 
a 12-point hole In the first half but 
rallied to defeat Ihe Kansas (18-1) 
by a score of 74-63. 

Texas clamped down on the 
Jayhawks normally effective offense. 

forcing them into 1 5 tumovers and 36 
percent sh(.K>ting. Kansas struggled in 
the second half, converting only 8-of- 
30 shots from the field. 

J'Covan Brown came off 
the bench and poured in 23 
points, while Jordan Hamilton 
(17 points). Tristan Thompson 
(12 points) and Cory Joseph (10 
points) paced Texas. 

Tyrel Reed scored 1 7 points, 
Marcus Morris added 16 points, 
and MarkiefT Morris pitched in 10 
points to lead the No. 2 Jayhawks 
in the loss. 

Kansas' last loss at home caine 
against Texas A&M on Feb. 3. 2007. 

Tragedy struck for KU the night 
before the game. Sophomore forward 
Ihomas Robinson lost his mother to 
an apparent heart attack. Robinson 
decided to still play and scored two 
points in eight minutes of action. 

Fredette torches CSU 

Senior guard Jiinmer Fredelte led 
No. 9 BrighaiTi Young past Colorado 
Slate on Saturday night. 

Fredette piled up 42 points. 
his second 40-point outburst of 
the season, en route to a 94-85 
victory. The senior out of Glens 
Falls. NY. went I l-of-24 from the 

field. 4-of-9 from 3-point range 
and 16-of-17 from the free throw 
line. He also added four assists 
and four rebounds. 

BYU also received 16 points 
from Kyle Collinsworth and 
Jackson Emery, while Brandon 
Davies added 1 2 points. 

Colorado State ( 1 3-6) was led 
by Wes likmeier who tallied 25 
points for the Rams. 

The win was BYU's ninth in a 
row with the Cougars (19-1 1 only 
loss of Ihe season coming at Ihe 
hands of UCLA 

Fredelte leads the nation in 
scoring this season with 26.7 
points per game and will be a 
legitimate candidate for national 
player of the year. He has scored 
40 or more points three other times 
in his career Last year, he burst 
onto the scene with 49 points ver- 
sus Arizona and then late in Ihe 
season went for 45 against Texas 
Christian. Fredelte ran up 47 points 
two weeks ago against Utah 

The Cougars will play host to 
San Diego State, then travel to 
New Mexico this week. 

Jackson Alexander < an he ivached 
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Did you know tfiat T-Rex's were covered 
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edge of the void. 

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gemini ' may. 21 - 5un. 21 

Despite what you may think, pickles 
aren't widely considered to be cute and 

cancer jun. 22 - jul. 22 

Some things are best kept secret. 
Especially how you spent New Year's Eve. 

\qO Jul. 23 - Aug. 22 

Manuary is almost over How is your 
beard coming? Will you miss it when it's 

virgo aix;, 23 - sept. 22 

Squirrel people are, as their name 
implies, people too. Also, they are much 
more clever than you. 

libra sept. 23 - ocj. 22 

Nothing is as incriminating as bed sheets 
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Scorpio Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 

Are you hallucinating scenes of warm, 
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symptoms of winter madness. 

Sagittarius Nov 22 dec 21 

Apparently the answer to Holden 
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Two different teams, 
two different seasons 



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Javoni hirn-ll jjoi-s up tor a laviip earlier thi>> sea- 
son. Farrell is second on UMass in scorinu this vear. 

Uotli the MjNSiichusctis men's basketball and hockey 
team have come back to l-.arth. Whether or not that's a 
giKHl or bad thing depends on which 
team you're talking about. 

For inen's basketball, preseason 
expectations were overcome with 
the team's 7-0 record to start the year 
and suddenly, everyone was talking 
NC AA tournament. However, 7-0 
became 7-4 while a loss to Central 
Connecticut (who.') made it S-5 and 
the men's hoops bandwagon was in 
full evacuation mode. 

Hockey, ineanwhile, has been 
a mirror image. In mid-November, 
there was nowhere to go hut up for UMass coach Don 
C'ahoon's team Ihe Minutemen were 0-7-3 with 13 
freshmen on the roster and were far removed from the 
days of Casey Wellman and Justin Braun But then a tie 
with New Hampshire was followed up with three straight 
wins and suddenlv. a glimmer of hope appeared. 

But then hockey lost five straight before winning 
three of four while basketball when 3-2. So with both 
teams in the thick of conference play, where do they 
rcaliv stand'.' 


While it was happening, there were two theories as to 
how basketball gtU olTio its 7-0 start. One. the young tal- 
ent that coach Derek Kellogg had accrued on the recruit- 
ing trail had blossomed into its potential, while Anthony 
Gurley led the team with experience and scoring. Two, 
their early schedule w as weak and they overachieved. 

The ensuing four-game losing streak answered that 

That's not to say that the early success was an aber- 
ration instead of an exaggeration. The young talent has 
indeed developed and Anthony Cjurley is a solid center- 
piece for Kellogg's team. 

While the seven-game winning streak and four-game 
losing streak are the glaring points of the team's schedule 
so far. the most important stretch has been the previous 
five all in conference play. 

L Mass cuiTcntly sits in a five-way tie for fourth in the 
conference with a 3-2 record. The Minutemen surprised 
many w ith their win against Dayton to open the confer- 

ence slate, but couldn't do it again against Xavier and 
Richmond Both those teams, though, are really good 
ones that the Minutemen weren't supposed to beat 

And that's alright. 

The Minutemen, as they stand, are going to make the 
Atlantic 10 tournament with a decent seed and if they 
get hot at the end of the season, they'll feasibly have a 
chance to win the conference. 

There's a natural tendency, particularly in the Boston 
sports market, to label a team as awful and a load of 
bums, or wicked sweet. Ollen times, it doesn't have 
much to do w ith the record, like w ith a Red Sox team that 
wins 90 games, but misses the playoO's. 

So far this season, the Minutemen don't fit either 
label, and have been wavering back and forth between 
them. They started with a wafer-thin 7-0 record, but 
have worked their way to a beet> 3-2 record in the A- 10. 
w hich makes them, for lack of a better w ord, good. Just 

The best worst-case scenario 

Going into the season, expectations for the hockey 
team were mild at best. The reality ended up being as 
cold as it was outside of my apartment last night, which 
was very cold. 

The team didn't live up to early expectations, largely 
because the Minutemen did not become the team they 
were expected to be. 

In the face of a baker's do/en freshmen, the workload 
was anticipated to be placed on the shoulders of seniors 
Danny Hobbs, T.J. Syner and Michael Marcoii. in addi- 
tion to the team's captain, goalkeeper Paul Dainton 

There's no question that Dainton and the seniors are 
the leaders of the team, as expected. What wasn't expect- 
ed was the early emergence of the team's freshmen, par- 
ticularly on the offensive end with heavy contributions. 

To little surprise. Hobbs and Syner rank second and 
third, respectively, in points scored for the Minutemen. 
What is surprising, though, is that freshman Michael 
Pereira has scored a team-high nine goals and is tied with 
Hobbs for the team-lead in points at 19. 

Marcou, who was expected to be the team's biggest 
offensive threat from the blue line, has been out with an 

See UMASS on page 6 


Despite an inexpiTienced roster, the Minutemen 
have reeled off wins after a slow start to the season. 

Dukes extend winning streak 

Monteirc) scores game-high to 
lead Duciuesne past Charlotte 

By Scon 0)i KSovbH 


B.J. Monteiro scored a game- 
high 20 points to lead the Duquesne 
men's basketball team past C harlotle. 
K3-67. on Saturday to remain unde- 
feated In the Atlnniii. 10 conference 
this season 

The Dukes (13-5. 5-0 A-KO are 
currently riding an eight-game win- 
ning streak, the longest in 39 years 
by a Duquesne team dating back to 
the 1971-72 season. 

Senior Damian Saunders record- 
ed 1 5 points and five steals for DU. 
while freshman T.J. VlcC'onnell 
contributed seven points .ind six 
steals, backing up his conference 
Rookie of the Week Imnoi from the 
week before 

The Dukes racked up Ui steals 
on the night, coming up one short 
of tying the school record of 17, 
which was set in a v ictoiy over La 
Salle last Wednesday. The entire 
squad seemed to be clicking on all 
cylinders, as five players recorded 
three-or-moie assists, as well as 
outscoring the 49ers 3 1 -2 off tran- 

sition turnovers. The Dukes will 
look to increase the winning steak 
when they head to New York on 
Wednesday to face lordham 

XI! rides A-IO streak 

Like Duquesne. .Xavier is putting 
together an impressive steak of per- 
fonnances in conference play. XL''s 
Lu Holloway and Mark Lyons paved 
the way to an X8-77 victory for the 
squad as they rolled past Temple at 
home Saturday 

The Musketeers 
(13-5. 5-0 A- 10) 
secured their fif\h 
A-IO win this season with four play- 
ers scoring in double figures, shoot- 
ing nearly 53 percent from the floor 
tor the game. 

Holloway and Lyons scored 21 
and 19 respectively, with Holloway 
also racking up a game-high 
nine rebounds and seven assists. 
Although only leading 41-39 ;it half, 
\\j stepped up the ctTort, shoi>ling 
over 55 percent in the second half 

Xavier's victory over Temple 
was their 35th consecutive home win 
against an A- 1,0 opponent, which is 
now an all-time conference record. 

A-10 Basketball 

The record was previously held by 
Temple, who won 34 in a row from 
1987 to 1991. The Musketeers will 
be back in action Wednesday as they 
take on Cieorge Washington at home, 
trying to make it 36 in a row against 
A-10 opptments. 

Murray hits game-winner 

La Salle captured its first confer- 
ence victory in a thriller Saturday 
against Rhode Island, when soph- 
omore Aaric Murray scored the 
game-winning 3-pointer with 28 
seconds remaining in the game. 
The 3-pt)int shot capped a 76-75 
victory for the f-xplorers (9-11, 14 
A-10), who faced an 1 1 -point defi- 
cit with just over 10 
minutes remaining in 
the game. 

Murray finished 
the game with 20 points to lead all 
scorers. Junior F.arl Pettis contrib- 
uted 14 points for La Salle, includ- 
ing the game-tying 3-point score 
with one minute, 43 seconds left 
in the contest. The Explorers will 
look to make it back-to-back confer- 
ence vv ins on Wednesday when Saint 
Joseph's comes to town. 

A-10 Honors 

Xavier's Tu Holloway took 
home this week's A-IO Player of 
the Week award for his perfor- 
mances in victories against St. 
Bonaventure and Teinple last week. 

Holloway averaged 21.5 points, 
five rebounds and assists and two 
steals over the week, which includ- 
ed the junior's game-high 22 points 
against the Bonnies. 

Duquesne's T.J. McC'onnell 
continues his spectacular fresh- 
man campaign by claiming his 
third consecutive conference 
Rookie of the Week honor, and 
fourth overall this season. The 
local Pittsburgh, Penn. product 
played a combined 56 minutes in 
two contests last week, scoring 
13 points to go along with five 
rebounds and four assists in a win 
against La Salle. 

Freshman guard Matthew 
Wright scored career-highs in 
points in back-to-back contest last 
week for the Bonnies, earning 
himself a co-share for this week's 
conference Rookie of the Week 
award. Against Xavier and George 
Washington, Wright shot 75 per- 
cent (9-of-12) from the floor, 
including 5-of-7 from beyond the 
arch. The Toronto native's effort 
helped his team capture their first 
victory against GW in over 20 
years, with their last one coming 
in 1989. 

Scott Cournoyer can he reached 
at scournoy%student. umass. eJu. 


Sam Mills goes up for a shot in La Salle's win over Rhode Island. The 
victory marked the first for the Explorers in the conference this year. 

Xavier continues A- 10 dominance 

By Stei>hen Hewhtt 

CoiLtci.AN Staff 

Alonu with improviiiK to SO in the A-10, the Muskitcers earned coach Kevin McGuff 
his ZOOtli victory of his cnrecr with wins over St. Bonaventure artd Charlotte. 

The Xavier women's basketball team 
continued its conference dominance 
last week, blowing out St. Bonaventure 
and Charlotte to improve its Atlantic 10 
record to 5-0 and overall record to 16-2. 

The week's work began at home 
with a convincing 76-56 victory over 
the Bonnies in which head coach Kevin 
McGuff notched his 200th 
career victory patrol- 
ling the sidelines for the 
No. 7-ranked Musketeers. 

Senior guard Amber 
Harris paced Xavier with her 10th double- 
double of the season, pouring in 20 points 
on 9-of-l6 shooting while grabbing 12 
rebounds.lt was more of the same on 
Saturday as the Musketeers traveled to 
Charlotte, N.C. to defeat Charlotte, 82-61 

Leading the way once again was 
Harris, who scored 27 points and record- 
ed 12 rebounds. She was named the 
Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for her 
efforts against the 49ers and Bonnies. 

The victories now make Xavier 33-1 
in its last 34 conference matchups, a mark 
that began in 2008 against SBIJ. 

Temple remains undefeated 

Perhaps the one team stop- 


ping Xavier from running the table 
in the A-10 this year is Icmple. 
The Owls kept their perfect con- 
ference record intact this week with a 
dominating defensive eflort against Saint 
Joseph's, defeating the Hawks 53-43 at 
The Liacouras Center on Wednesday. 
Junior forward Kristen McCarthy 
recorded the 1. 000th point of her 
career in the victory to become the 
18th player to do so in program history. 
The 2009-10 Atlantic 
10 First Team selectee 
scored 14 points and tied 
her career-high by corral- 
ling 1 1 rebounds to spark 
the Owls to their 4-0 conference mark. 
Junior guard Shey Peddy led 
all scorers with 19 points and also 
recorded five steals to pace lemple. 
The Owls will look to keep their 
undefeated conference record this week 
as they travel to Massachusetts on 
Wednesday before hosting Richmond on 
Saturday afternoon. 

Woes continue for GW 

With just over eight minutes remain- 
ing in the game on Saturday aftenioon, 
Cieorge Washington held a command- 
ing 51-41 lead against lordham and 
seemed well on its way to not only 
notch its first conference win. but also 

Its first road victory of the season. 

It wasn't in the cards, however, as 
Rams senior Tiffany Stokes completed 
a three-point play shortly after, fol- 
lowed by Becky Peters and Krislina 
Bell knocking down back-to-back 
3-pointers to bring Fordhain within one. 

Bri)oke Nilson nailed a jumper to 
make it 53-50 before Peters hit another 
shot from long range to tie things up at 53. 

After some back-and- forth scor- 
ing, it was Fordham's Arielle Collins 
who sank a desperation jumper to 
beat the shot clock late in the game 
and the Rams would not look back as 
they went on for the 59-56 victory. 

The victory marked the first 
time lordham has ever beat- 
en the Colonials in 17 meetings. 

It was also a career day for Peters 
as she scored a personal-best 27 
points to lead the Rams to Ihe win. 

Next up for Fordhain is a matchup 
with Saint Louis on Tuesday night while 
CiW will host Duquesne on Wednesday 
before heading to Philadelphia to try 
and notch its first conference and road 
victory of the season against La Salle. 

Stephen Hewitt can he reached at 
s hewitlUnMudent iimas.i. edit. 




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UM unveils new 
campus plans 

By Nancy Pierce 


Emergency landing 

Flight's cockpit fills with smoke; none hurt 

Dennis Swinford, who was appointed diitxtor of campus 
planning in September of this academic year, lead an open 
forum meeting to discu-ss the campas master plan and future 
modifications for tlie L'mveniity of Massachusetts in the 
Campus Center Reading Rikmti on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. 

Swinford compared the master plan to "a family heirbom 
that gets handed down" He iidded ihiit the "plan is not tlie goal. 
The plan is the product w hich cotnes out of an ongoing process, 
that lives beyond chanceMors." 

The event was attended by vanoiLs meniber> of the campus 
planning team, faculty, students, alumni, ami community mem- 
bers who vocaltft^ what they believed the university needs for 
improvanents in the future. 

Adam Ciix>ss, an aahitect planner affiliated with Ayers 
Saint Cjross in Baltimore who was chosen to help develop the 
changes for the university, assisted Sw infbrd w ith the presenta- 
tion. The master plan pnx.ess covere a span of approxiinalely 
30 yeani. Ciross said, "short tenn decisions iire part of the long 
term vision for the campus, " and that tlie main goal for the 
planners in this master planning process is "ui easute the look, 
feel and function of our campus is reciprocal w ith our academic 

CiToss said planning for campus development "begins with 
quality of i>pen space " With a map of the univ ersity on display. 

See MASTER PLAN on page 3 

wi:dni:sday January 26, 201 1 

Obama pledges 
spending cuts in 
State of Union 

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WASHINGTON - C onfronting a divided gi)vemment. 
President Barack Obama struck notes of conciliation and 
challenge in his State of the I nion speech, suggesting new 
spending cuts while advucating increased outlavs for edu- 
cation, masi transit and infiastructuie. 

Obama 's hour-long address lucsday night sought to 
repel anticipated Republican eflbrts to roll back his party's 
signature legislative achievements, including the health 
care overhaul, during the next two years. 
Me eiiiphasi/ed the need lor bipartisanship, calling on 
Democrats and Republicans to work together u> create new 
jobs. 'We will move forward together, ur not jt all for the 
challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than 
politics." < )bama said. 

(^bama called for a live-vear freeze on nonmilitary dis- 
creiionarv <ivnding in a bid lo help reduce the deficit and 
said he would veto anv bill containing pel projects known 
as ■ eaniKirks " He also endorsed S7S billion in Pentagon 
cuts and said he wtiuld consider other reductions. 

But he ■Llended his record thus tar and warned that 

See UNION on page 3 

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UMass reached out to students Tuesday night to 
hear their thoughts on the campus master plan. 

The Massachusetts men's basketball team 
made an emergency landing on Tuesday during 
its flight to Saint Bonaventure out of Westover 
Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. Mass. No one was 

According to UMass Athletics spokesperson 
Jastm Yellin. about 20 minutes into the flight those 
on board believed they smelled smoke. Within 
seconds, the flight attendant said they had to make 
an emergency exit because there was smoke in the 

At about 8:30 pm, I'Mass coach Derek Kellogg 
posted a Youtubc video explaining the situation lo 
all the fans, friends and family wondering about 

"For all our UMass fans, family and friends, 
your team, coaching stuff and all our support staff 
are safe and sound after an interesting day here." 
Kellogg said. 

"Happily everybody is safe and we're look- 
ing forward to a big time game tomorrow night. " 
Kellogg continual. "Just know that the team and 

See EMERGENCY on page 2 

Obama addressed the nation on Tuesdav. during 
the pre>idential State of the I'nion speech. 

Alcohol related fines Dividing the nation 

add up for Amherst 

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130 fines were issued to young adults since September of 2010, and have added up to nearly $40,000 in 
fines for violations including noise complaints, and keg violations. 

By Brian Canova and Michelle Williams 

CoLLECiiAN Staff 

Since the start of the new school year, nearly 
$40,000 worth of fines have been issued by the Amherst 
Police Department to young, college-age individuals. 

Last May, an amendment was added to the Town of 
Amherst bylaws which increased alcohol related viola- 
tions to a mandatory $300 fine. Violations include open 
containers of alcohol, noise violations and keg viola- 
tions. The Amherst police have issued 329 citations, as 
compared to 263 during the same period in the previous 

The Daily Hampshire Clazette reports that 130 fines 
totaling $39,000 have been issued since Sept. 1. The 
most common violations were open container viola- 
tions, a fine that was raised $250, from $50. 

"Today a $50 fine is just not a deterrent it once was. 
Meaningful fines offer law enforcement an additional 
strategy for addressing undesirable situations without 
causing the recipient to have a criminal record," said 
BASICS Program Director Diane Fedorchak. "Current 
research maintains that consistent, strict enforcement of 
policies, coupled with meaningful deterrents, is proven 
to reduce negative behaviors and creates environmental 

Between Sept. I and Dec. 31 of 2010, 154 open 

container fines were issued, 135 for unlawful noise vio- 
lations and 41 fines for nuisance house citations were 

During that same period in 2009, 174 fines were 
issued for open container violations, 78 for unlawful 
noise complaints and 1 1 nuisance house citations were 
doled out. The nuisance house bylaw was added during 
the 2009 fall semester. 

Amherst Police Captain Christopher Pronovost said 
that it was too early to tell if the fines have decreased 
disruptions to the town peace. "The fall was the first 
semester and we actually had an increase in citations. 
Now that we've gotten through the fall and a few people 
have been zinged the spring will be better." 

Provonost emphasized that the police department 
recognizes that students will have parties, but that they 
must be calmer than in the past, citing an incident last 
spring when riot squads were dispatched to Hobart 

"We all know people are going to party, that's 
okay," Provonost said. "But safety is our main concern. 
Nobody likes negative publicity. Beatings, stabbings, 
rocks being thrown, nobody wants to see that." 

"The goal is to deter bad behavior," said Town 

See FINES on page 2 

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WASHlNCiTON - American 
attitudes toward changes in 
health care laws are "all over 
the map," a Kaiser l-amily 
Foundation/Harvard School of 
Public Health survey reported 

While 28 percent want the 
2010 health insurance law 
expanded. 19 percent said leave 
it alone, 23 percent backed 
repealing it and replacing with 
Republican ideas and 20 percent 
said repeal it, but don't replace 

Views fell largely along par- 
tisan lines, with 77 percent of 
Republicans supporting some 
sort of repeal, while 51 percent 
of Democrats said they wanted 
the law expanded. 

The findings are similar to 
those of a Jan 6-10 McClatchy- 
Marist poll, which found that 49 
percent of Americans favored 
keeping the law the same or 
expanding it, while 43 percent 
favored repealing it or reducing 
its reach. 

In the Kaiser survey, people 
were eager for Congress to keep 
working on health care. 

"The fact that the public is 
largely split on what should hap- 
pen next with regards to Ihe 
health reform law does not mean 
that they want Congress to stop 
working on health care." the sur- 
vey found. 

In fact, health care topped all 
issues people wanted Congress 
and President Barack Obama to 
address this year, at 46 percent. 
The economy and jobs were sec- 
ond at 40 percent, according to 
the poll. 

Of those who mentioned 
health care as one of the coun- 
try's top two issues, 30 percent 
were Republicans. 29 percent 
Democrats and 36 percent inde- 

rhe study coincides with 
a renewed effort by congres- 

sional Republicans to chal- 
lenge the 2010 health care 
law. That Democratic-authored 
law requires most people to 
get insurance coverage by 2014 
and requires most employers to 
offer it. 

The House of Representatives 
voted last week to repeal the act. 
hut that effort is likely to die in 
Ihe Democratic-run Senate. 

Instead, GOP lawmakers are 
expected to try to build allianc- 
es with like-minded Democrats 
to change parts of the law. 

The Kaiser poll suggested 
that while that bid will be dif- 
ficult, it's not impossible. In 
all, 1,502 people were surveyed 
Jan. 4-14 on land-line and cell 
phones. The margin of error 
was plus or minus 3 percentage 

As has been the case in poll 
after poll, people like certain 
parts of the law. 

Some 85 percent liked the 
discount on brand-name pre- 

scription drugs for certain 
Medicare recipients, while 79 
percent backed subsidies for 
low- and middle-income peo- 
ple to buy coverage. The law's 
voluntary long-term care insur- 
ance program and expanding 
Medicaid, the joint state-federal 
health care program for lower- 
income people, got the support 
of more than two-thirds. 

There's strong opposition lo 
a favorite Republican tactic: not 
providing funds lo implement 
the legislation. Sixty-two per- 
cent disapproved of that strat- 

However. Republicans have 
strong support for one of their 
major targets: Only 23 percent 
back the mandate that most peo- 
ple must buy coverage by 2014. 

When respondents were 
asked about state lawsuits chal- 
lenging the mandate, which are 
moving through the courts, the 
poll found that "Americans have 
mixed views as to their (the 

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Staff writer Elite Rulon- Miller gives curi- 
ous college students an inside peek into 
the world of road trips. 

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Minutemen land at Rcilly Center 

Despite minor travel difficulties, the 
Massachttsetts men 's haskethall team pre- 
pares to take on Saint Bonaventure tonight 
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Fine increases 
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FINES from page 1 

Manager John Musante, "The 
real lest is whether police have 
Id go back and there has been a 
decrease. I think thai is the net 

hedorchak added. "I just saw 
a siudent this week in BASICS 
ssho got mad over the %M)0 fine. 
He said he and his roommates 
lotally toned ii down this semes- 
ter alter the S^Od fine between 
iliein 1 ihmk it's having the 
desired elTeci on our commu- 

t'aplaiii Pro\onosl explained 
that the increase in noisy par- 
ties (which have nearly doubled 
since 2()(W) has gone hand-in- 
hand with a pariicularly \iolent 
semester, which saw an increase 
in assaults, serious injuries, and 
medical care for drinking related 

ProNonosi has met on mul- 
tiple occasions with Fedorchak 
and Ihe Campus and CDmmunity 
Coalition to Reduce High-Risk 
Drinking to address the issue of 
increased s iolence. 

"Blame it on hour Loko's, 
thai was one idea that we bat- 
ted around, but that may not 
be We've seen an increase in 
highly inloxicated individuals, 
what their choice of beverage is 
I don't know. We are starting to 
see more non-students, and that 
seems to be when trouble starts," 
Pronovost said. 

"There's just not data to 
support why [the increase in 
violence) is happening." said 
Kedorchak. "1 do know increased 
drinking does perpetuate more 
violence. Being a big univer- 
sity, non-students come here and 
w hen there's not a sense of com- 
munity and less sense of owner- 
ship, it leads to more destructive 

With nearly S40.0()0 in fines 
issued, the Daily Hampshire 
Cia/ette reports that SI 3.800, just 
over one-third of these fines, 
have been collected. 

Brian Ccininci tan hi' reached 
ill hianuva{a sliiJenl.umass.edu. 

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Health care 
views divided 

While waiting for a charter plane to take them to their final destination, the basketball team practiced 
in an airport terminal with a shtw of one of the players. 

HEALTH CARE from page 1 

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everybody's safe and sound." 

Yellin said that he never had an experience 
where the plane landed as quickly as this flight. 

The team landed on the ground in Albany where 
firemen and tire engines greeted them, from there, 
the Minutemen went to a tennina! at Million ,\ir. a 
pnvate aviation operator, to charter a plane 

The plane they are chartering is dropping the 
Villanova mens basketball team olTat Providence 
before heading back to pick up the Martxin and 
White. According to Kellogg, an expected arrival 

time at SBU is around 1 1 pm tonight. 

The plane will take them lo Bradford. Pa., 
which was there original destination and is just 
south of < )lean. N.Y.. which the Bonnies call home. 

lollowing the diverted landing. UMass coach 
Derek Kellogg posted on Twitter that the team 
was "all safe and stiund in Albany." 

According to another post by Kellogg on 
Ivvitler. ihe team began practice a little early by 
using a shoe instead of a ball. 

Slay with Dailytollegian.com as more details 
on this developing story emerge. 

Ilerh Sirihner can be reaiheJ at hscribne^ 
sluilcnl. umass.edu. 

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UM maps out campus plan Addressing the nation 

Campus planners, students, faculty, and community members met .>n Tuesday, Jan. IS. to discuss a master 
plan for the campus that involves renovatinK old buildings, and making the campus more beautiful. 

MASTER PLAN from page 1 
Gross pointed out thai Ihe space qual- 
ity at Ihe .Amhen.t campus is not as 
well laid out as other institutions. The 
campus map was compared with other 
large univtTsities, including University 
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and 
Ohio State University. b<.)th of which he 
pointed out, had moiv condensed build- 
ings and efficiently used space. 

One of the finit issue's brought to 
the floor was parking. A map of the 
c;unpus with the pailcing spaces high- 
lighted displayed % acres of surface 
parking scattea'd around the land. The 
planning learn emphitsi/ed the need for 
a moa- M)phisticated means of dealing 
with parking and additional bus mutes. 
( iautam Nagar. a Graduate student 
studying green building at UMass, sug- 
gested iuidergrt)und parking as a way 
to alkiw lor more s[jace and less cars 
on campus. The campus planning team 
poinleil oul thai this below ground parl^- 
ing wiHild not be economically fea.sible, 
as It is S5(),(X)0 per space while above 
ground (larking is S25,0(X) per space. 

The declining condition t)f many 
buildings on campus was a point raised 
during the discussion. The presentation 
explained that one-third of buildings arc 
in pixir condition, acx-ording to a survey 
ditne bv the luiiversity. Tlx; planners 
stressed the importance for renovation, 
and suggested ways to preserve certain 
buiklings with histoncal value. 

Gross said that the pedestnan- 
aulimiobile dynamic is. "currently not 
working as well as it should be " There 
was a suggestion by an audience mem- 

ber that North Pleasant St. should be 
closed to everyone except buses 

Another issue raised was how 
to make the campus more inviting 
and welcoming. The planning team 
agreed that the Haigis Mall area in 
front of the Fine Arts tenter was the 
"front d(Kir" of the campus. They 
deemed this area of campus as a 
"wasteland" with what they said had 
a lack of livelihiKxl. The solutions 
the team brought up were a repair of 
the campus focusing on more memo- 
rable and enjoyable ouidwir spaces 
with a possible implementation for 
curbs in the quads. 

There was also an expressed need 
for more publicity. Nagar was unsat- 
isfied with the absence of a large 
entrance sign welcoming people into 
the campus. "You doni feel that 
you're at UMass." Nagar suggested 
a large arch-like or flat structure with 
the university's name. 

.\nother graduate student men- 
tioned the necessity of using of 
renewable energy sources such as 
constructing a wind mill or using 
solar energy. The planners agreed 
with the importance of UMass 
becoming an innovator in sustain- 
able building technology. 

Along with harnessing renewable 
energy sources for the campus, there 
was an agreement among the partici- 
pants of the forum for belter lighting 
for the campus at night lo alleviate 
what they thought made ihe campus 
"dead" after a certain time of day. 
Nagar suggested LLD lighting as an 

environmentally friendly solution. 

I he campus planning team men- 
tioned landscape as a way to "sotkn 
up the modern buildings." and bet- 
ter ground-lo-building architecture. 
Gross mentioned that landscape 
would not only serve as a way to 
give st)me of the buildings better 
aesthetic value but also could be uti- 
lized educationally w ilh what he said 
could show the importance of water. 
When speaking with Swinford. 
he stressed that he and his team 
want what the community of the 
University want in tenns of changes 
and improvements. "I would like to 
have more of these." he said about 
the open forum event, "Great ideas 
come from ihe students." 

Swinford also explained that a 
liirger goal lliai the univetsily has is lo 
he scvn as a premier public research 

At this point m the process 
Swinford said that they have built 
a team of campus planners, got 
professionals together and made 
coordination's for events and now 
they are trying to figure oul a pro- 
cess to go forward, noting that his 
team is "just now starting to collect 
ideas. ' 

Swinford was pleased with the 
overall tone of the open forum 
discussion, saying "It was a posi- 
tive dialogue. There's a lot of great 
things happening here that a lot of 
people don't know about." 

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UNION from page 1 
while he may agree lo tweaks to his 
legislative record, his top priority in 
the next two years will be 10 preserve 
thai work, l-.specially on his land- 
mark health care law, he called for 
changes where needed, but wanted 
he would oppose re|K'al. 

"Instead of relighting the battles 
of the last two years, let's fix what 
needs lixing and move forward," he 

Instead of the fractious reception 
he received in his previous Slate ol 
the Linion speech. Obama encoun- 
lered a more somber welcome 111 
which most lawmakers wore black 
and white nbboiis in honor of Rep 
Gabrielle tiitVords. D-.\ri/ . and the 
other victims of ihe I'ucson shiKiiing 
rampage. Republicans and Democrats 
Sill side by side in a show of unity. 

Nonetheless, to Republican crit- 
ics, his call lor govenimeni invest- 
ment sounded like anoiher s|X'ndiiig 
package al a time when deep ciils are 
needed. "'I"hars the real secret u>ji>b 
creation, not borrowing and s|iendiiig 
more money in Washington." said 
Rep Paul Ryan. R-Wis., who deliv- 
ered the tiOP response. 

Rather than promising a near-lenn 
st)lution to chronic unemployment. 
Obama devoted much of the speech 
to the threat of compelilion for jobs 
from overseas, urging programs to 
"out-innovale. oul-educaie and out- 
build" the rest of the world. 

Obama outlined an agenda lor 
the second half of his term in oflice 
thai tracks closely with his re-elec- 
iion strategy, in which he is staking 
out a middle ground politically 
With several promises. Obama 

sought to address perceptions that he 
s|)enl tiM) freely during his lirsl two 
years in power and is unconcerned 
by a budget delicit thai now stands at 
more than SI 4 trillion. His propos- 
als include free/ing federal spend- 
ing luit devoted to national securiiy. 
which aides said would reduce the 
delicil by more than S4(Mi billion 
over 10 years 

Obama said he would Ik leason- 
able in aii> negotiations. Waste and 
melficiencies are riunpani in govem- 
inent. he said. 

But he warned thaU as with the 
health caie law. certain steps were 

(Jbaina signaled that he would pro- 
tect his signature education program, 
called "Race to the lop." which oilers 
grant money to schools that make 
strides in educaling students. 

He drew a protective barrier 
around the basic social saletv net. 
cautioning that he would not slash 
spending at the expense of "our most 
vulnerable citi/ens " 

He added: "( ullilig tlie delicil by 
gulling our invesiineiils in innovation 
and education is like lightening an 
overloaded airplane by removing its 

Thai message is umicd in a hard- 
eyed calculation by White House 
aides, tiiand new spending programs 
and initialives are unrealistic given 
ihe i-Hilitical realignment on ( apilol 
Hill Instead, the While f louse wants 
lo preserve programs that resurgeni 
Republiains see as targets ripe for 

In some ways, the speech was 
in keeping with Obamas move to 
the center following the Democrats' 

midterm election losses He called 
lor reducing the corporate tax rate, 
freezing nondelense discretionary 
spending and approval of free Unde 
agreements that might expand U.S. 

Obama showed a willingness to 
buck members of his party. He said 
he would veto any bill carrying an 
•■eanniu1< " a special spi-nding proj- 
ect that lawmakers pass with little 
scrutiny or discussion. Ihat stand 
sets up a poienlial showdown with 
one of Obamas closest allies. Senate 
Majority Leader Hairv Keid. D-Nev., 
who defends eannarks 

I-qually revealing was what 
(Jbaiiui did nol say He said very 
little new or dilleieni .il»ui the war 
in .Mghanistan, the cilort lo halt the 
Iranian nuclear programs or other 
loreign policy hot spots. As he 
has before, he claimed U.S. troops 
were making progress at stabilizing 
Afghanistan and at shrinking sanc- 
tuaries used by al-Qaida and other 
niilitanl groups in Pakistan 

He made no mention of climate 
change legislation, which business 
interests opptise and which stands 
little chance of passing m any case. 
Since his midtemi election setback. 
Obama has tried to repair his rela- 
tionship with the corpomte world. 

Obama also sought to reassure 
members of his liberal base, who've 
bristled over some of his post-mid- 
tenn moves. He said he was com- 
mitted to overhauling the nation's 
immigration laws and linding a path- 
way to legal status for the millions 
of |K-ople living in ihe US illegally. 
Ihe odds of that happening are low, 
as Obama essentially conceded. 

Obama. in his State of the Union address, outlined an agenda t.ir the second hall ot his term in office that 
tracks eloselv with his re-election strategy, in which he is slaking oul a middle ground poiilically. 

House passes resolution to 
cut financial aid for students 

On luesday, the House ot 
Representatives passed Resolution 
3», a piece of "legislation directing 
spemling cuts lo the fiscal year 2(K)8 
levels or less on the fltwr of the Hoase 
today, " according a press release from 
the Committee on Appropriations. 

House Appropriations Chairman 
Hantid Dallas "Hal" Rogers said in 
support of the resolution. "This reso- 
lution will help our eflort to reduce 
discretionary spending to fiscal year 
2008 levels, and show the Ainerican 
people today that we are senous about 
reducing the oul-ot-control govern- 
ment spending that is hampering our 
economic growth." fie is a Republican 
leprestMitative from Kentucky. 

Cutting tlie federal funding to the 
lev els of 2(X)8 would cause a 24 per- 
cent reduction of the funding for the 
Pell (irant. 

According to The United States 
Student Assix-iation. the Pell Grant 
award helps approximately nine mil- 
lion low-income students attend uni- 
versities every year 

Additionally, there will be a 17 
percent reduction in federal student 
financial aid, decreasing the federal 
funding from S19.3 billion to 16.1 
billion, if the resolution is passed in 
the Senate 

Of the far reaching cuts. 
Congressman Rogers said "Lei there 
be no mistake: The cuts thai are 
coming will not be easy to make. 
They will not represent low-hang- 
ing fruit.'" 

Jake Stillwell, Communications 
Director of United States Students 
Association said "The United States 
Student AsscKiation (USSA) vehe- 
mently oppt)ses this resolution as an 
irresponsible and shortsighted way 
to deal with the country's deficit." 
of Resolution 38 in a press release. 
He added that the recession has 
depleted state governments of their 
higher education funding, making 
these federal investments "increas- 
ingly vital to our nation's college 
students. " 

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Rhetoric and 

Dump your toilet shame 

The horrilic nussiu.rc in An/Diui 
1^ vvcll-knowTi lo evorvonc: A mad- 
man. Jarixl l.tHiyhncr. mod U> assas- 
sinate [X-nuKralK C ungrcsswoiiian 

MikeTudoreanu !'.:!.^:' '^ ' ',J 

ihe process, ho 
killed SIX Dihei people including a 
nine-\ ear-old girl and injured 14 
l.oughner's nx)li\es .uv unclear. He 
seems to hate go\eniment in gen- 
eral aiid Giftbrds in particular, but 
without any coherent rea.son. As it 
just so happens, (iillords was one of 
the Democrats whose districts were 
niarkc-d by Sarali I'alin with cross- 
hairs on a map she published betore 
last year's midtemi elections. l"his has 
led lo a debate alxnit heated political 
rhetonc and its (lossihle connections to 
real lite violence. 

The rhetoric ot" the lar-nghl these 

prvHjess of such a person, "rm not 
cra/> ! See. even T\' show hosts ha\ c 
started to discover the truth! 1 knew 
It! llie government is atler me!" So 
we slu)uld iK)i be surpnsed if more 
of these people decide to take matters 
into their own hands. 

There is. however, a second and 
more dangerous trend. It is more 
dangerous because it is embraced 
by a huge number of Republican 
politicians and practically the 
entire Tea Party not just by a 
lone pundit and his followers. I am 
talking about the trend of refusing 
to accept the legitimacy of oppos- 
ing views. Ihe problem with Palin. 
Angle and i)thers like them is not 
that they use harsh or inflammatory 

(here is nothing wrong or new 
about insulting your opponents. 

There is an important line between saying that 
those who disagree with you are wrong, and 
saying that those who disagree with you are 
guilty of a crime. 

days isn't just heated that alone 
would be harmless it"s actually full 
of references to guas and violence. 
The crosshairs are one example Last 
year. Palin and Sharon Angle alsi> 
made veiled refcTences to murder in 
their speeches Thal"s what it meiins to 
say "don't retreat, reload" or talk about 
"exereising 2nd Amendment nghts." 
They were talking about shifting 
people. They were suggesting that 
their political opponents deserved to 
be murdered but only implicitly, so 
they can never be accused of say ing it 
outright. Now. 1 am sure that all they 
wanted to dt> was whip up anger and 
energy in their listeners to help vvith 
the campaign. 

Let's be clear here: No one other 
than the shorter himself is responsible 
for the murders. Hovve\c-r. that doesn't 
mean that no one else has done any- 
thing wrong; that we c;ui just shrug 
and move on as if nothing has hap- 
pened. It seems that political violence 
has been on the nse recently. It's not 
just Loughner that we should be talk- 
ing about, but also Joseph Andrew 
Stack, who flew a plane into an IRS 
building last year These people wctc 
very angry at the govemmeni and 
mentally unsUible. That's nothing new. 
There is a long history of cvats con- 
spiracy theories in the United States 
accusing the federal government of 
being run by communists, working 
with evil space aliens, using micro- 
waves to mind control pei>ple and 
many other txldball notions. 

A couple of things are nev^. though. 
First of all. we now have a conspimcy- 
theorist-in-chief who goes on air every 
weekday on Fox News to tell the nation 
how the President and the DemocTdtic 
Party and all let\-w ing people m gen- 
eral are m league with dark forces 
who want to destroy America, (ilenn 
Beck has brought conspiracy theories 
to the mainstream and he certainly 
strengthened the delusions of tliou- 
sands of mentally unstable indiv idiials. 
h's not diftlculi to imagine the th<iught 

calling them stupid, or saying they 
are after personal gain and don't 
care about the country. There is 
something wrong with suggesting 
that their beliefs are not merely 
false, but unacceptable. There is 
something wrong with saying that 
they are not merely idiots or liars, 
but traitors. There is an important 
line between saying that those who 
disagree with you are wrong and 
saying that those who disagree 
w ith you arc guilty of a crime. Arm 
Coulter was the first to cross that line 
explicitly, with her books accusing lib- 
erals of things like slander and treason, 
fhese are cnmes. To say that all people 
who hold a certain political opinion 
are guilty of a crime is to say that the 
opinion itself is a crime. A version of 
this can be seen among members ol 
the Tea Party, many of whom believe 
that any non-conservative govern- 
ment IS unconstitutional. 

If certain political opinions are 
illegitimate, if the people who hold 
such opinions or try to enact laws 
based on them are like criminals, 
then violence against them is justi- 
fied. By using language that implies 
that being on the left is sort of like 
committing a crime, some nght-wing 
politicians and pundits are encourag- 
ing political violence. And they are 
playing with fire. Once you make it 
acceptable lo accuse your opponents 
of treason, you risk someone else 
using the same trick on you. Once 
you let the genie of ultra-nationalism 
out of the bottle, thinking that you 
can control it and use it to bludgeon 
your enemies, you run the risk that 
a more skilled chansmatic leader 
might rise to the occasion and use 
the same genie to destroy you. A par- 
ticularly cunning leader may even 
use it to destroy democracy itself 
The power of mere words should 
nev er be underestimated. 

Mike Tudnn-anu is a Collcf^ian col- 
iimiusl He can he reaehetl at mtticlo- 
ivami'a ei out. iimass, edu. 

Monday morning, I walked into the women's 
bathriHMn in the (';unpus (enter, one ol the larger 
balhrotmis on campus with 12 or 15 stalls and 
it was dead silent. This on its own is not out of 
the ordinary, but as 1 walked around looking for 
\r I, i/^^Ki^^u a slall I found foiir pairs 

\^ictona Knobloch ^,,. ,^.^., ft^,,^.„ ^ehmd four 

locked stall dtKirs But still 
the loom was silent. It did ium take me long to 
guess what was probably happening here These 
four poor women knew there was someone else 
in the bathnxmi and were patiently waiting for 
this anonymous other person to leave st) that 
they ciKild ptnip in peace. Unfortunately, they 
would all be sitting there lor some time. Perhaps 
after a while some would leave without hav- 
ing fxwped. seeking more private batlirooms. 
Others might become overwhelmed 
by bowel pressure and shamefully 
fill the space with sounds of farts 
and spla.sh-back, then continue to 
wait until they believed they could 
leave without anyone else seeing 
their face and knowing that they, like every other 
human being on this planet, had pooped. 

I have done no scientific study on gender and 
floating a log. .Ml my experience is personal or 
anecdotal, so it is possible that there are many 
men out there who are also stealth poopers, but 
as far as I know it is essentially a female phe- 
nomenon. 1 have had many conversations with 
women of many ages discussing their fcxal ritu- 
als. Comim>n themes are not ptniping in public 
bathrixims. not pooping m front of significant 
others, and holding it until you're constipated 
because you are so against the idea of someone 
else knowing that you have to ptwp. Heaven 
forbid diarrhea should come into the picture llie 
horror of this noisy, smelly, and sudden inflic- 
tion is enough to make some women never want 

lo leave the house. We are trapped by our own 
btxlily function. 

At some point in time, most children read 
"Everyone Poops" by Taro Gomi, and the sen- 
timent never leaves us. It is not as if anyone 
believes that women do not defecate. 

It is a joke that women fart roses and rain- 
bows. And yet there still seems to be this 
stigma around the act. Perhaps it is in Ihe vul- 
garity of it all. that poopmg is not "ladylike" 
or dainty. But if you look around you Ihere are 
very few modem women still clinging to the 
ideals of proper lady etiquette. Many women 
burp or eat ribs off the bone with their hands, 
smearing barbeque sauce all over their faces, 
or scream obscenities at the television during 
a sporting event. 

People of the world: 

Your poop is a beautiful thing. 

It often labels them as something of a "torn 
boy" or "guy's girl" and to a certain extent the 
cool factor of such behavior could have some- 
thing 10 do with internalized misogyny. Gender 
roles are complex and dangerous things, to say 
the least. 

But something about the idea of me walking 
into a mixed gender room and saying, "Man, I 
just tix)k the biggest, smelliest dump It must have 
been all that chili 1 ate," it might not be the most 
socially acceptable thing. 

Cjranted. a man saying the same thing could 
be regarded as equally vidgar depending on the 
audience, but men get something of a obscene 
ft^ee pass just on the basis of being men. 

1 must admit. I myself have been a stealth 
pooper for many years. Even through extended 

backpacking trij^s filled with "number twos" in 
the woods and extended fix)d poisoning on sqiiat 
toilets for three monilis in Southeast Asia, I've 
harbored an adiniitedly in-ational shiune around 
the issue. Sonielimc m high school someone 
taught me that if you lined the water of the Un- 
let bowl with a layer of toilet paper you could 
reduce the splashing noise and it's a technique 
I've employed ever since. But there are days, like 
that morning in the C ampus Center, where 1 just 
want to yell to all the women paralyzed with fear 
in their sUlls, "Just s**l already! Move on with 
your lives." 

So I've been making the eflbrt to be a more 

public pooper. 1 crap in all bathrooms, no matter 

how easily the sound may can^ to places where 

many people may hear. I sit down and have the 

runs when I feel the need and 1 

make a strong clTort not to care 

who gnmaccs at the sounds of my 

obvious mild illness. In the war 

against sexism, it may seem like a 

small battle, but it is an easy enough 

one lo win. And 1 do not advocate that all women 

must immediately disregard their shame about 

their supersonic sewer sauce. 'You do what makes 

you feel comfortable with your own body, period. 

But it might be worth thinking about why 

you d(x>-doo the way you do. because changing 

your attitude a bit might make your life eiisier in 

a very practical way. Imagine being able to poop 

any time, anywhere, with anyone around, caution 

to the wind, toilet paper fluttering in the breeze. 

People of the world, your pcwps are a beautiful 

thing. Let's work lo eliminate all shame about 

bodies and the things they do. even if those things 

are smelly and brown. 

I'lctoria KnohhK-h /.v a Collegian columnixl. 
Slw can he leacheJ at vknohltK-iaxhidentumass. 

Five Reasons Why 

...the Men's Basketball team 

survixed yesterday's plane 


1) In A pinch, :i jersey makes a _L;reat 


2) (>)ach Is.ell().ng's mad Tw itter skills. 

^) Raphiel Putnie\'s arms. 

4) Thex were cushionetl h\ all the 

Nl^A scouts there to watch Anihonx 


5) Death is a Minuteman tan. 

Can't live with them 
or without them 


Once again. .Amherst has been 
named one of the best college 
towns by yet another university- 
ranking magazine. Students may 
rest assured: 

Yevgeniya Lomakina They are 

the "best 
years of their life" in a well-qual- 
ified location. Some in the unre- 
lated-to-the-academia segment of 
Amherst's population are willing to 
challenge that statement, or at least 
rephrase it: Students are having too 
much of a good time, occasionally 
at others' expense. 

It is commonly known that 
Amherst residents and students 
have often been at odds when it 
comes to their living conditions. 
Crowded together in a small area, 
tensions between the two parties 
can run high. Amherst is home 
to 27.000 students attending 
University of Massachusetts alone. 
The community could not have 
anticipated such a rapid expan- 
sion. The university continues to 
increase in size, admitting a larger 
amount of students who must be 

Students and residents are 

Drinking). Noise violation fines 
have similarly augmented from 
SI 00 to $300. Open container 
violations are most common, 
followed by those of excessive 
noise. It is unfortunate that stu- 
dents are forced to settle down 
not out of respect for themselves 
or the community but out of fear 
of financial penalty. 

In addition. Amherst police 
introduced various other initia- 
tives to control students' behav- 
ior; some of them include mailing 
warning letters to the parents or 
guardians of exceedingly vigor- 
ous offenders. However, residents 
do not rely on these measures, 
as they often prove to be unsuc- 
cessful. Every fall, the town is 
swarmed vvith an increasing num- 
ber of students who believe it is 
their obligation to make their pres- 
ence known. 

This is not to say that all UMass 
students, by courtesy, should have 
a period of lights-out at eleven 
o'clock. Everyone has their respec- 
tive schedule and one's desire to 
start drinking on Thursday should 
not have priority over someone 
else's desire to sleep. 

Students and residents are forced to 
cooperate, somehow. 



forced to cooperate, somehow. The 
latter complain about the excess 
of students, noise and numerous 
bylaw violations. The former will 
admit to none of the above accusa- 
tions, defending their innocence 
until proven guilty or until caught 
with an open container of alco- 
hol in the street. Are the resi- 
dents viewing the town as being 
besieged by students? Or are the 
people simply asking for peaceful 

Many events that ratchet up this 
tension start with a noise com- 
plaint, and end with the arrival of 
the police. Other issues of tension 
include the disregard for housing 
bylaw regulations, multiple cars 
parked on lawns and cleanliness 
concerns (piles of empty beer cans 
and crumpled pizza boxes are the 
certifying credentials of off-cam- 
pus college housing). 

The town decided to fight back. 
It passed multiple laws to limit 
the students' activities, such as 
the famous town bylaw which 
forbids more than four unrelated 
individuals from sharing a house- 
hold. Additional rules and fines 
soon followed. Unlawful alco- 
hol consumption fees increased; 
open container violation charges 
were raised from S5(l lo $300 
(this was partly sponsored by 
the Campus and Community 
Coalition to Reduce High Risk 

However, when one chooses to 
resort to violence to defend their 
right of drinking, ihere is a prob- 
lem. At the same lime, the infra- 
structure of .Amherst is in part 
dependent on the presence of 
students. When they leave, the 
effect on the town is significant- 
ly more profound than simply an 
empty campus. 

Amherst becomes deserted and 
the pace of living changes. Buses 
run on a different schedule, forcing 
residents to accommodate. All the 
job openings filled by students are 
seasonal; only a selected few are 
willing lo stay in the area during 
breaks lo continue working. Crime 
rale is increasingly higher during 
school breaks, among Ihe residents 
and among the students, who often 
leave valuables unsecured, making 
them easy targets. 

Such a process of influx and 
eftlux in pi>pulalion does not have 
a positive effect. The town should 
consider implementing policies 
which accommodate not only Ihe 
undergraduate population, but 
also the residents. The students, 
in turn, need lo be more respectful 
toward the community in which 
they live, even if their presence is 

Yevyieniya l.oniakina is a 
Collcfiian columnist. She ean he 
reached at viomakinia student. 




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^Dread and Alive' is a 
find for comic fans 

By ELLit Rllon-MilliiR 


It may be time to buckle down 
for a new semester yet again, but 
Spring Break 201 1 is less than two 
months away. Not everyone can 
make it lo sunny Cancun for the 
famed and highly-televised MTV 
Spring Break l-xperience. but that 
doesn't mean there isn't any hope 
for a classic, memorable vacation. 
The only things, that are really 
needed lo create your own truly 
awesome trip are four wheels, a 
budget and a friend but before 
hilling Ihe road ihere are a few 
things that must be considered to 
avoid screwing up your plans. 


The budget for any vacation 
will be the deciding factor on 
every single thing that happens 
during the trip. It's important lo 
set a budget before leaving lo 
avoid ovcr-drafiing and winding 
up stuck in the middle of nowhere. 
Set a budget for gas U) determine 
exactly how far away you can go, 
and be sure to account for food 
and lodgings if you don't have 
anyone lo crash with along the 
way. A useful website lo use for 
budgeting a trip (and for choosing 
a destination based on distance) is 
iripbase.coin, which allows you 
lo plug in the number of travelers 
you have, each person's budget, 
and even how many hours you 
wish to drive. It gives you a list 
of potential destinations based on 
what you have lo work with and 
even gives suggestions for things 
to tlo Ml each location. 


Spring Break is roughly one 
week long Most weather report- 
ing websites offer a 10-day fore- 
cast which should be looked at for 
each dcsiiiKilion along the way. 
The month of March typically 
shows a temperature increase, but 
it also maintains the potential for 
winter storms Should a storm be 
approaching, it may be a good 

idea to choose a different place to 


Packing light is a crucial 
move, especially with a crowded 
car. Forcing everything but the 
kitchen sink into the trunk is not 
only frivolous and stupid it also 
weighs down the car. which actu- 
ally alTecIs its gas mileage. Aside 
from Ihe standard carry-ons. pack 
a camera of some sort. Photojojo. 
com sells a number of aflordable. 
pocket-sized cameras in both film 
and digital models, including a 
digital camera in the form of a 
keychain. A good road trip begs 
for evidence that it ever happened 
and a lot of the cameras for sale at 
Photojojo add an optional nostal- 
gic tinge lo their photos. 

In addition lo regular toilet- 
ries, a box of baby wipes can be 
extremely useful to freshen up 
with, especially afier a day behind 
the wheel with no shower in sight. 


Unless you have family or 
friends willing lo offer up their 
sofa for a night or two during your 
trip, it's crucial lo find a place to 
stay. Perhaps ihc easiest way lo 
find cheap hotels is to do a (ioogle 
search of the word "hotels" and 
Ihe zip code of the place you're 
visiting. If the trip includes a visit 
lo a major city, a hotel just out- 
side its perimeter will typically be 
much cheaper than one w ithin city 


Because car repairs are always 
pricey, it's imperative that your 
vehicle doesn't break down in 
the middle of Ihc trip. Prior to 
departure, bring it lo a trustwor- 
thy garage for a check-up. Key 
word: Trustworthy. Ask your par- 
ents or a friend so you don't get 
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There's a new superhero in 
San Francisco, and his creator 
has some research lo do if he 
wants his story to start making 
more sense, 

Nicholas Da Silva is the cre- 
ative mastermind behind Ihe 
comic "Dread and Alive." The 
first installation of the series 
was published and released in 
lebruary of 2010. According to 
the comic's website. Da Silva is 
the founder of a media agency 
called ZOOLOOK, which allows 
him to ""[developl intellectual 
properties that promote a mul- 
ticultural experience." While 
"Dread and Alive" certainly 
melds together several cultures, 
it does so in a fairly inaccurate 

To start. Ihe back story of the 
comic is a little fuzzy. It is told 
on the website ( www.dreadan- 
dlive.com) from Ihe perspective 
of protagonist Drew Mcintosh, 
who is from Kingston. Jamaica 
and speaks with a heavy accent 
in the comic (his character fea- 
tures the typical cliches of a 
Jamaican superhero). However, 
in his online narration, he speaks 
like an entirely different person 
For whatever reason. Drew is 
unable to correctly fiirm many 
complete sentences in the comic, 
but conveys his story with per- 
fect clarity online. It's a major 
disconnect: there is a differ- 
ence between giving a charac- 
ter a heavy accent and using 
that accent as Ihe reason for his 
inability to speak correctly. 

Drew's story as it relates to 
the story arc of the "Dread and 
Alive" series begins when he is 
a child, moving from Kingston 
lo Accompong. where his father 
is doing anthropological work. 
In the comic as well as in reality, 
Accompong is the home of the 
Jamaican Maroons, descendants 
of runaway slaves who settled 
in Ihe area in the 1600s. Drew's 

"Dn.-ad and Alivv" is a scries of comic biwks by NichoU Da SUva that katures a Jamaican superhero. It Ls iucompi^ 
nied bv a rcBjat-drivvn soundtrack. 

Road trip rules for all 
excited college students 

father is a descendant of these 
people and moves his family to 
the village so he can work lo 
preserve the culture. 

In the comic, the Jamaican 
Maroons are led by Cudjoe. 
There are two inaccuracies 
which stem from this character. 
Ihe first IS that C udjoe actually 
was the leader of the Maroons 
in the 1700s, rather than modern 
limes. He is depicted in clearly 
faclually-inaccurale way, wear- 
ing almost nothing aside from 
Ihe skin and head of a lion. Note 
to the author: Lions do not exist 
outside of zoos in Jamaica. 

Drew's backstory indicates 
that while living in .Accompong 
with his parents, he became very 
close with Cudjoe. who later 
gives him the responsibility of 
protecting an important relic. 
It IS this very relic that gives 
him his superhero powers Drew 
turns into a human-lion creature, 
with fangs, claws and a mane of 
dreadlocks. Ihc end of his nar- 
rative on Ihe website says. "My 
name is Drew Mcintosh and 1 
am the Roaring l.ion. protector 
of Ihe animal world, to which all 
humans belong" 

While ( udjoes lion head- 
dress does not make much sense, 
Drew's lion's mane-like appear- 
ance does simply because the 
Maroons are African in origin 
(and the amulet he draws his 
powers from is a rellection of 
their former culture). 

Drew's foes are those who 
commit injustices to animals 
particularly one evildoer known 
as (iryphon. (iryphon illegally 
sneaks five major endangered 
animals elephants, lions, el 
cetera from Africa into the 
United States for rich sportsmen 
to hunt on a confined properly. In 
this way. Drew is not unlike an 
adult, male. Rastafarian version 
of F.liza Thornberry. He works 
with his mother and his roman- 
tic interest. Brandy Savage, to 
protect animals and he uses his 

powers undercovci loi liii.- same 

I he character ot Drew is per- 
haps most interesting because 
of the melding of cultures and 
beliefs by which he was raised. 
His father was from Accompong. 
a culture which combines those 
of the various places the original 
runaway slaves came from with 
that of Jamaica and his mother is 
American. While there are some 
historical errors and anachro- 
nisms, his character is nicely 
crafted. Consequently, his power 
seems to make perfect sense in 
the world of the comic. 

Because a lot of exposition 
was covered in the tourth issue 
of "Dread and Alive." things 
likely will start to gel more 
exciting as the series goes on. 
Number four saw no action at 
all. but instead spent nine of its 
pages in a coffee shop discus- 
sion, introducing (iryphon and 
painting the picture fur Drew's 
struggle to defeat him. 

Despite the little problems 
in the back story of "Dread and 
Alive. " the comic has the poten- 
tial to pick up a lot of speed in 
coming issues. The scene has 
been set. and as long as there 
are injustices being committed 
against animals. Drew Mcintosh 
will always have evil to squash. 
There are more aspects of his 
character to be explored and dif- 
ferent avenues to take in telling 
about them perhaps Drew's 
relationship with Brandy Savage 
will be more of a focus, or 
the story behind Gryphon and 
his animal smuggling will grow 
more complex 

"Dread and .Mive ' also has an 
accompanying soundtrack avail- 
able. It contains primarily reggae 
and dancehall music, and along 
with the comic series, is avail- 
able online at dreadandalive. 

Ellie Rulon- Miller can he 
reached at ellieia daih collegian 

Swans releases best of 2010 


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much slimmer if vou take good 
care of it. A mechanic will know 
better than you if it will survive a 
long drive. If the car isn't exactly 
new or is in questionable shape, 
don't be afraid lo be straightfor- 
ward with the mechanic: "Will 
this car be able to make it this far 
and then back again?" .After deal- 
ing with the logistics of planning 
a trip, it's lime to have sonic fun. 

Along the Way 

A lot of the fun of a road trip 
lies in the process of gelling to 
the final destination. I nphinned 
stops can be made along the way. 
playlists can be created on an 
iPod to enhance the driving expe- 
rience and there is always even 
the chance of stumbling upon an 
obscure roadside attraction. It is 
possible to plan these little stops, 
though, using websites such as 
roadsideamerica.com. Search lor 
the towns and cities along the 
route you're taking and it will 
provide side trips lo lake within a 
certain mile-wide radius. 


Ihc famed experiences of 
Adam Richman on the Travel 
Chaiincl's "Man v. Food" have 
given travelers a whole new rea- 
son to hit the road. Some plan 
entire trips around the destina- 
tions on the show. While it is not 
necessary lo sec every restaurant 
Richman has devoured copious 
amounts of calorics at. good food 
has Ihe ability to make a road trip 
perfect (whether it means stop- 
ping at a random diner on the 
highway and slumhling upon the 
greatest cheese fries on the planet, 
or splurging at a high-end place). 

With a few simple pointers in 
mind, having llic perfect, most 
memorable road trip is a bree/c. 
Buckle up. drive safe and get 

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reachcil al ellieti dailycollenian. 

The 2010 release "My Father Will Guide Me Up 
a Rope lo the Sky." by calharsis-rock pioneers Swans 
begins with the harshly beautiful sound of chimes 
segucing into the ever-reliable pounding guitars of 
old; horns blow and cymbals ride. Froniman M. Gira 
certainly takes his time bringing his vocals into the 
album opener "No Words No Thoughts." but Ihe 
instrumental introduction provided by the first four 
minutes of the new album perfectly re-iniroduces 
listeners to the legendary band that has been on hiatus 
since their last lour in \997. 

M . Gira has had a busy 1 5 or so years since Swans 
broke up. With the formation of Young God Records. 
Ihe personal overseeing of all things Devendra 
Banhart-related. and his "side-project" The Angels of 
Light, one would expect some kind of dip in quality 
in some respect. But one of the curious, wonderful 
things about this ever-engaging performer is that 
every piece of music he has put out or been somehow 
involved in has managed to feel at least partially like 
a part of his personal vision. This vision has stretched 
back to the 1982 fomiation of Swans and includes 
such themes and emotions as religious exaltation, 
lust, depression and joy. These are always extremes, 
al both ends of the spectrum. Consequently it is no 
surprise that with the return of Swans, we see a fan- 
tastic continuation of the man's poetry of despair and 

Fans of this band may note that the name Jarboe 
has not been mentioned yet. Unfortunately. Jarboe. 
the female singer-songwriter who has contributed her 
talents to previous albums by this band, did not rejoin 
Swans. Whether this is for the better or worse is not 
up for discussion. Certainly her past contributions 
have been essential parts of the albums she's worked 
on. but with "My Father Will (iuide Me Up a Rope 

to the Sky." her presence is not especially missed. 

With this work. Swans may have released simul- 
taneouslv their most diverse and focused album yet. 
The album runs for barely 45 minutes, which is a hit 
surprising when one considers that the last studio 
release by the band "Soundtracks for the Blind" runs 
for over two hours. .And yet. "My Father..." still 
manages to contain some of the most compromising 
and bizarre sounds they have produced. 

Admittedly, some of the band's more abrasive 
tendencies have been reigned in. It is unlikely that the 
days of onstage nudity and endless industrial rants 
will ever return. But. with the new sounds the band 
is exploring, one can hardly accuse them of repeating 
themselves. The mandolin-led swirl of "You F*cking 
People Make Me Sick. " featuring guest vocals from 
Devendra Banhart and M Gira's 3-year-old daughter 
feels as much at home on this album and in the canon 
of this band's work as the pounding blues-based 
sound of "Jim." which was previously released on M. 
Ciira's solo album "1 Am Not Insane." 

Despite the fact that this album easilv has 
received the most critical acclaim the band has yet 
received. Swans will likely continue to keep their 
status as cult act. There is nothing wrong with this, 
and family man M. Ciira is unlikely to be looking for 
much more at this point. With this release, he will 
gamer a whole new generation of fans. The stylistic 
shift the album presents fits in with the musical arc 
of the band thus far. and new listeners would be well- 
advised to explore the rest of their discography With 
the lack of Jarboe. fans of the band's previous work 
may be a bit hesitant. But don't be silly: Swans 
are back; every bit as angry, joyful and cathartic 
as they were before. 

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Minutemen compete despite travel issues 

M HOOPS from page 8 

piist jiiil he can make a plav lor 
llu-ni." Kellogg said V^c'ri; going 
lo tiasc to do something lo maybe 
iliiubk- team him. maybe play some 
/line lo make it a little more dilli- 
cult tor him to dominate the game." 
Nicholson, however. v\on'l be 
the only pla\er I'Mass will have lo 
worry about making an impaet in 
the contest. Junior guard Michael 
l)a%en|>»>rt will bring his H 4 stor- 
ing .ixerage and pesky perimeter 
delcnse ( I 4 steal per game) 

In the last meeting between 
the Minutemen and Honnies. 
l)a\enport recorded his first career 
double-double with 26 points and 
Id rebounds, while Nicholson also 
stored 2<> to help SlU. win, H)-M 

I his time around. Kellogg will 
liHik tor his team to do a better job 
delensively on both players, but 
thai doesn't mean the rest of the 
Hoimies aren't capable. 

•They're starting li\e at one 
point was averaging all in double 
digits and all 40 minutes per game." 

Kellogg said • They've had a lew 
kids come oil the bench to make 
some plays lor them that have been. 
I guess a pleasant surprise if your 
coach Smith ■■ 

I his season, SHL opened up 
A- 1 It play w iih a v^in over ( harlotte 
at home belore dropping three 
consecutive conference games lo 
leinple. Rhode Island and Xavier. 

"Lets not forget their loss- 
es have been by one at (Rhode 
Island), which they should have 
won the game," Kellogg said. 
"They lost to lemple and to 
Xavier. so they're losses have 
come to the heavy weights in the 

The lionnies did, however, far 
better against the Musketeers than 
the Minutemen. St, Honaventure 
dropped the matchup. 74-65, a 
14-point margin, on the road, 
while UMass was handled by a 
score of 79-.SO. 

lip-otr for the game will be 
tonight at 7 p.m. at the Reilly C enter. 

Jav Asscr can he iviuhcJ al 
jusserdtjiludenl. umass edu. 



Wkdnksday, January 26, zoi 

Kellogg calls for more time in 
the gym before playing games 

Guard Javom Farrell drihbks the b.ill against Richmond ..n Saturday- The offensive side of the ManK,n 
and While have had issues putlinii away seond-ihance opportunities, 

-Duke keeps winning 

GYM from page 8 

nabbed 35 rebounds, which is 
slightly above the Bonnies' aver- 
age allowed, furthermore, UMass 
was one rebound shy of having 
as many offensively as Ihey did 
defensively (18-17). 

"You have to offensive rebound 
against [Richmond's] matchup 
zone," Kellogg said on the Men's 
Basketball Radio Show. 

The offensive rebounds did 
not seem to work though, as the 
team suffered from a 23-for-6l 
shooting throughout the game. 

Other than its rebounding skill, 
SBU recently shut down (ieorge 
Washington with high defensive 
stops, holding the Colonials (10- 
9. 3-2 A- 10) lo 49 points. The 
lowest total UMass had conjured 
this far in the season was 55 in its 
win against Dayton. 

Kellogg isn't hiding from 
these numbers either. 
Right after the Richmond game. 
he acknowledged that his team 

needs to put away second-ehance 

"We've had a couple occa- 
sions, even in the last couple of 
games, where we're just miss- 
ing too many easy baskets." 
Kellogg said. 

Extra Time for UMass 

With rebounding and low-post 
moves becoming a focus for the 
Minutemen. Kellogg is calling 
for his team to spend some more 
time in the gym. 

"I think you just have to stay 
on course, push the guys, get 
them in the gym and get them 
working," Kellogg said. "Soirie 
of it is confidence. Freddie 
had gotten into the gym before 
Charlotte on a consistent basis, 
getting extra shots up." 

The IQ-point victory against 
the 49ers showcased Riley put- 
ting on an offensive clinic, as he 
scored l« points to lead the team. 
Riley's total was one point ahead 
of usual top-scorer Anthony 
(iurley ( 17 points). 

Gurley is a player that Kellogg 
cites as being the role model for 
the rest of the team, however, 
when it comes to extra time spent 
in the gym. 

"He's a guy m there working 
at his game." Kellogg said. With 
Gurley headlining ihe scoring 
against the Spiders (30 points). 
the Springfield-native coach 
explained that if the entire team 
gets into the gym and puts in the 
extra hours, Gurley 's totals may 

"If we can get a group of guys 
that are going into the gym and 
working, I think you'll see more 
balanced scoring on our team," 

"1 respect their time, we're 
not in the gym IKO-hours-a-day." 
Kellogg continued. "If you want 
to be a player, you have to get in 
and do some individual w(irk." 

Herb Scrihuer can he reached 
at hscrihne(qJsludent. umas v edu. 



The Duke women's basketball 
team is at it again as the Lady 
Blue Devils stand at 19-0. hold- 
ing a No.. 3 spot in the Associated 
Press' fop 25 poll. 

Senior Jasmine Thomas and 
the rest of the squad appear 
poised for another deep run into 
the postseason tournament, stand- 
ing as the lone remaining unbeat- 
en team in the nation. 

Nothing has come easy for 
Duke. Wins over 
Top 25 teams No. 

6 Texas A&M. No. 

7 Xavier, No. 14 
Maryland. No. 17 
Kentucky and No. 21 Florida 
State served as tests to the tough- 
ness and resiliency of the Lady 
Blue Devils. 

In a heated ACC showdown. 
the Lady Wollpack gave Duke 
everything it could handle. 

Facing a 2()-point deficit, hav- 
ing never trailed by more than 
four at halftinie, the Lady Blue 
Devils strung together a come- 
back. Freshman Chelsea Gray's 
layup with 12 seconds remaining 
capped Ihe comeback, keeping 
the undefeated season alive. 

Duke takes on Atlantic Coast 
( Dnference foe Clemson on 
Wednesdav and travels north on 
\1iinday for a clash with Nu 2 
( onnecticut. 



The winning streak may be 
gone, but UConn is not letting 
that disrupt its run at another 
national championship. 

The Lady Huskies are l«-l 
and hold the No. 2 spot in the AP 
Top 25 behind Baylor. 

Since Ihe record 90-game 
winning streak was snapped at 
Stanford on Dec. 30. UConn 
has reeled off six-straight wins, 
proving that its first loss since 
April 200X will not deter its 
quest at another national title. 
During their new 
streak, the Lady 
Huskies have won 
by an average of 25 
p4)ints per contest. 

Maya Moore continues to 
have a strong season, receiving 
Big Fast Player of the Week hon- 
ors for the sixth time this season. 
The senior averaged 27 points, 
10.5 rebounds and three assists 
per game in wins over North 
I aronlina and Pittsburgh. 

Meanwhile. Bria Hartley was 
chosen as the Big F.ast Freshman 
of the Week for the fifth time in her 
rookie season. I he North Babylon. 
N.V.-native averaged 12 points, four 
rebounds .ind six assists per contest 
during the week, including a career- 
high eight assists in U'Conn's beat 
down of the Lady Tarheels. 

The Lady Huskies face road 
lesu ill Rutgers on Wednesday and 
C itu'iiinali on S;iiur(la\ betbre host- 

ing No. 3 Duke on Monday in an 
epic showdown on lop title con- 

Baylor First Again 

Bnltney Griner and the Baylor 
Bears sit atop the rankings for the 
f»)urth consecutive week, ahead 
of UConn, Duke, Stanford and 

The Beal^ (lS-1) handled Big 12 
opponents Kansas and Texas Tcxh 
to stretch their winning streak lo 15 

Stanford (1 6-2 ) and Tennessee ( 1 9- 
2) alst) had undefeated weeks. The 
Cardinals had no problem taking care 
of UCLA and Soulhem California, 
while the Lady Volunteers einei^ed 
victorious in two Soulhea.stem 
Conference road tests at Aubum and 
South C arolina. 

Texas A&M (17-1), XavicT (16-2), 
West Virginia (19-1). Notre Dame (17-4) 
and Michigan Slate ( lS-2) complete the 
lop 10 teams in lite niUion. TIk- Figliling 
Insh ;ind Spartans jumpcxl Iwm 1 1 ;ind 
1 2, respectively, over UCLA luid L NC. 

The Bruins (16-2) dropped 
three spots to No. 1 1 . Ibllowed by 
DePaul ( 19-2). Oklahoma (15-3) and 
Maryland ( 1 6-3 ). The Tar Heels ( 1 7-3 ) 
dropptxl five spots to No. 1 5 after fall- 
ing to Maryland, XS-65. on Sunday. 

Miami (FL) finds itself at No. 16, 
posting an lK-1 record to start oft" 
the 2011 season. Kentucky (15-4). 
Iowa (15-4). GtxKgetown (15-5) and 
Georgia ( 16-3) finish off Ihe top 20. 

Stephen SeUner can hi' ivached at 
ssellnena sindent. umass. edu. 





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5 High spirits 
8 Leave empty 

14 Novelist Hunter 

15 Made in the 

16 Laundry worker 

17 Grovels 

1 8 Vegas Intro 

19 Mark ot disgrace 

20 Groups of three 
22 Souchong, eg 

24 Beau Brummells 

25 Horseshoe point 

27 Beluga product 

28 Gardener s 

32 Big glob 

33 Social finisher? 

34 Trees with red 

36 Smooth, even 
style in music 
38 Boring tools 
42 Heredity 

46 Stomach 

47 Composed 

50 Remaining loyal 

52 Gibbon, eg 

53 Regardless 

54 Hawks rival 

56 Woods rival 

57 Most sick 
61 Critical point 
63 Turner or Mack 

63 Turner or Mack 

65 Dunkable treat 

66 Enticement 

67 Time past 

68 Riviera resort 

69 Marshals bands 

70 Dispute 

71 Outfits 


1 Red ink entry 

2 Even one lime 

3 Bethlehem 

4 Discounted 

5 Throbbmgs 

6 Continental 
NASA equivalent 

7 Pre-coinputer 
page design 

8 Passport 

9 Fleming or 

10 Hair style 

1 1 Type of cat or 

12 Paces 

13 Deletes 

21 Mean explicitly 
23 Ms Bombeck 
26 Org of 

Capitals anci 

28 Former Yankee 


29 AAA plan 

30 Med printout 

31 Poisonous 

32 Chinese food 

35 Cardinal great 
37 Mature 

39 Omelet item 

40 Tight spot 

41 Epitome of 

43 & others Lat 

44 Fonda film, with 


45 Freezing 

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56 Previous 

58 Border lake 

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Clearly, your humble Comics Editor 
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CHILD! Now, back to horoscopes. 

taUrilS Apr. 20 - May. 20 

Though it may seem appealing, 
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gemini may. 21 - jun. 21 

"Jaws 2" is now legally your favorite 
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Minutemen land at Bonnies on Wednesday 

Atlantic 10 competition 
continues a^^ainst SBU 

By ].\\ AsstK 

1.:m1I M.IAN SfAM 

The schedule doesn't get any easier for the 
Massachusells men's ha>kelball loam as they l'cI set \o 
lake on am)lher lorinidable Atlanlit 10 opponent in Sami 
Honaventure on the road tonight alter an emergency eMt 
delayed its arrival to SHI 

Despite dropping lis last eonference matchup to 
Richmond at the Miillins (enter, I Mass (11-7. 3-2 
A- 10) is snting in a tie lor third place m the A- 10 stand- 
ings with four other teams. After defeating Charlotte 
last week, the Minutemen will look to make it two 
straight road conference sictories for the first time m 
coach Derek Kelloggs time at l.'Mass when it faces the 
Bonnies (10-K.2-.<'a- 1 0(. 

While the Minutemen have a big-time scorer in 
senior Anthony (jurley, SBl' has its own impact player 
in Andrew Nicholson Ihe junior forward is averaging 
20.1 points per game this season, which sandwiches 
him between Gurley and the A-lOs leading scorer. Tu 
Molloway of Xavier. 

Nicholson's talent is not lost on Kellogg, who knows 
his team will have a diHicult task on defense. 

"He's one of the better big guys I've seen, not 
only in our conference, but maybe on a national level 
for juniors,' Kellogg said in his weekly radio show 
'•|f he catches the ball in a tight position, he's almost 
impossible to stop." 

Not only is Nicholson a scoring threat, but he com- 
mands attention in the low post as witnessed b_v his 7.4 
rebounds per game and near 55 percent field goal per- 
centage, good for third in the conference. 

Nicholsons si/e could cause problems for the 
Minutemen. who have had difliculties in defending scor- 
ing big men this season. To counter. Kellogg admitted he 
might have to switch to a zone defense or throw double 
teams at Nicholson. 

"He gives them a weapon that not a lot of teams 
in the eonference have a guy that pretty much every 
time down they're looking to throw the ball into the 

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Coil ii'.WN Stah- 

On Jan. 22 at the Mullins C enter, the Massachusetts 
men's basketball team had a slew of chances to put 
away easy points and continue to pressure Atlantic 
lO-rival Richmond. 

These chances were ill-fated, however, as the ball 
either bounced off of the rim, off of the backboard 
or just completely fell out of the hands whichever 
Minuteman tried to put it away for points. 

hollowing the 84-68 loss to the Spiders, the 
Minutemen (11-7, .'^-2 A- 10) displayed a bit of regret 
towards not being able to put away these easy points. 

"We missed a couple layups ... from where we 
are as a team we can't have those mistakes," UMass 
coach Derek Kellogg said. 

Right out of the gate, UMass displayed a preview 
of the missed shots to come later in the game, as 
Sean Carter missed a relatively easy layup follow- 
ing a back-in. post play. Three out of the first four 
Minutemen possessions against Ihe Spiders (15-5, 
4-1 A- 10) resulted in missed layup opportunities. 

"We felt like we didn't do a lot of things we 
should have done offensively," Javorn Farrell said 
after the game. 

Farrell and the rest of the UMass lineup head to 
Saint Bonaventure on Wednesday night for a game 
that'll put the Maroon and White against a Bonnies 
side that knows how to rebound the ball successfully 
and not allow easy second-chance points. 

SBU (10-8. 2-3 A-10) sits fourth in the A-10 in 
rebounding defense, with Andrew Nicholson lead- 
ing the charge. Nicholson stands as the third-best 
defensive rebounder in the conference with 108 
(six per-game). 

Additionally, the Bonnies rank second in the 
conference in rebounding margin, as they total 
.16.8 rebounds a game and allow 33.3 rebounds by 
their opponents. 

Against the Spiders on Saturday, the Minutemen 

See M.H(X)PS on page 6 

(;u.irJ .\nthunv Ciiirkv lakes a shot .igainsl Richmond last Saturdav. CJurkv led the Minutemen with 30 
points as the rest of the side struKtjIed to put hack seciind -chance opportunities. 

See M. HOOPS on page 6 

Struggling offense prepares for UMass searches for consistent 
A— 10 foe, undefeated Temple play despite recent outcomes 

Bv DA\ti) M.ARri.N 

Cm I M.IAN SiMh 

The Massachusetts women's 
basketball team will look to climb 
back up in the Atlantic 10 on 
Wednesday evening against a 
Temple team that has yet to lose 
against a conference opponent. 

The Minutewomen (6-14. 2-3 
A-10) hope to regain their foot- 
ing after sufl'ering a heartbreaking 
72-68 loss to Saint Joseph's, a 
game in which ihcy led 45-38 at 
the end of the first half. 

"We outplayed a great team 
for 39 minutes." UMass coach 
Sharon Dawloy said. "We had 19 
turnovers, and with the timing of 
some of them, it felt like we had 
30. We had a great effort, we 
competed and now we just have 
to learn how to finish." 

That, however, is just one of 
several keys that they have to 
utili/e in order to defeat a roaring 
hot TU squad. 

The Owls (13-6. 4-0 A-10) 
are perfect against conference 
opponents and are competing well 
on their si.\-game win streak, in 
which they have won by margins 
of over 40 points in two consecu- 
tive games. In those two games. 

TU beat Rhode Island. 81-34. and 
Fordham. 71-28. nspectivcly. 

In addition to a sparkling 7-1 
home performance. I L boasts a 
7-6 road record. A top road record 
is often the difference maker as 
to whether or not a team will 
advance to postseason play. 

Dawley explained that to be 
successful against such a tough 
offensive squad, the Maroon and 
White are going to need to start 
strong right out of the gate, keep 
the game close throughout and 
dig deep in the fiiuil minutes of 
the game. 

Luckily, the team will not be 
walking on the court unprepared. 

"Our biggest strength going 
into this game is the gooit per- 
formance we had getting here." 
Dawley said. "That and the fact 
that we are at home really gives 
us confidence going up against a 
tough team. " 

Unfortunately. I L is a team 
that consistently brings a plethora 
of weapons that often leave oppo- 
nents stumbling in their wake. 

"(The Owls] are a very chal- 
lenging and athletic team." 
Dawley said. "They always play 
great basketball and they bring a 
lot of maturity everywhere they 

go. (neat learns do it on Ihe road, 
and they're one of them." 

The biggest key to the 
Mmutewdinen's game plan is to 
contain the Owls' scoring bursts 
will undoubtedly lie in their 

"We can't be la.x. or else they'll 
roll all over us." Dawley said. 
■"We have to stand strong, have 
the ability to play and the abilitv 
to change on the fly." 

Another point that Dawley 
brought to light is that the team 
has to be able to limit then 

"F.very team is going to make 
mistakes, but they can't be all 
in a row." Dawley said. "We 
can't be dry offensively like 
we were in that stretch against 
Saint Joseph's." 

In addition to the team's resil- 
ience, their veteran leadership 
helps make for great attitudes 
across the board. 

And it's exactly those attitudes 
that lead to the team's strong 
sense of confidence and hope that 
they will carry throughout the 
remainder of the season. 

Dint' Martin can he rtiichcJ ai 
ilniniarlinfa simlent. umass. edii. 

Stephanie Lawrence drives to the h»)op against Saint Louis. Lawrence and the rest of the Minutewomen 
look to build off their return to the Mullins Center this weekend against Temple. 

By MiLii.vtL Wdon 


Ciuard Pee Montu'omerv hattles m ilu- rim against Saint Louis. AKmg with Mont({i>merv, the rest of the 
Min\ite\vonu'ii oftensi- has (.liUd ro find lonsisti-mv through the first 20 Karnes o( the season. 

There has been one fiindamental 
problem plaguing the Massachusetts 
women's basketball team in games 
that it has lost. 

U'nfortunately. it is something that 
is difllcult to play through and even 
harder to lix. 

rhe Minutewomen (6-14. 2-3 
Atlantic 10) do not play well during 
the crucial times in the game that 
matter most, and in close games they 
seem to lack the consistency needed 
to take a lead and close out a game. 

"You're going to make mis- 
lakes, everybody does." UMass 
coach Sharon Dawley said. "Our 
problem at Saint Joe's was that we 
had a lead and we came out in the 
second half and had about six dry 
irips [down the floor]." 

"Ifyou can come down and score 
on two of those six. pretty much ytni 
hide your sins from earlier in the 
game." Daw ley added. 

One of. if not the most impor- 
tant time in a game, is the opening 
minutes and for UMass. getting 
ofl" to a fast start. When it's not 
able to do that, the team struggles 
and fails to assert itself and falls 

behind early in the contest. 

In a game against Richmond ear- 
lier in the season, the Minutewomen 
didn't score a basket until four 
minutes into play, and were down. 
23-4. after seven minutes. The team 
didn't reach double-digits in points 
until midway through the first half. 
They went on to lose that game by 
almost 30 points. 

Compare that to a game against 
Brown, where UMass came out and 
led, 14-2. after five minute and it's 
easy to see the effect a quick start 
has on this team. The Minutewomen 
won that game, defeating the Brown 
Bears. 78-55. 

"We've had that problem of com- 
ing out of the gate a little slow." 
Dawley said. "1 think we've rem- 
edieil that now. We've come out of 
the gate a little belter in the last few 
games and hopefully we've solved 
that problem. .And if we've remedied 
the start of the game, now we have to 
remedy the end of the game." 

last weekend against Saint 
Joseph's, the Minutewomen demon- 
strated their other major flaw. They 
were ahead with less than two min- 
utes left in the game, hut bad defense 
lead to an easy shot and a one-point 
lead for the Hawks Three foul shots 

later, the game was entered into the 
loss column on UMass' schedule. 

In every game there are moments 
which define what the outcome will 
be. A simple turnover or bad foul at 
one of these times can change how 
a game finishes. Those final seconds 
of play were the most important of 
the game and unfortunately for the 
Marixjn and While, they were not 
quite able to gain the upper hand. 

"Sometimes we push it too 
hard," Dawley said, "And when 
we make a mistake we try too hard 
after to make up for that mistake 
and we end up worsening things 
and not letting the game come to us 
so we can close it out." 

While they are not tallying 
many wins. Dawley and her play- 
ers believe they will compete at the 
end of the regular season schedule 
and take some late momentum into 
the A-10 eonference tournament. 

"I hate to go back and look at 
things that way," Dawley said. "If 
we don't have (Jasmine Watson's] 
injury, sotne foul trouble and 
some minor things, we're prob- 
ably looking at 12 wins instead of 
six wins." 

Michael Wood can he reached 
i It mcwood(aisliident. umass. edu. 




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UMass develop program to direct the blind 


CoiUlllAN STAht 

University of Massachusetts Professor Aura 
Ganz is perfecting a program to advance the visu- 
ally impaired's quality of life. 

(janz's new technology will provide a blind 
person with audio directions to destinations via a 
Bluetooth headset. The audio directions will begin 
as a blind person enters an unfamiliar building. 

"In total, I will have received a total of $400,000 
from the National bye Institute, which is part of the 
National Health Institute," said Ganz. 

Professor Ganz said. "We place RFID devices 
in the environment. In addition to that we have 
kiosks, which also have RUD tags, raised letters 
and Braille to help the client." 

According to Josh Pearson, a visually impaired 
UMass freshman, navigation is a difficult task for 
someone like him. 

"The time you spend walking around aimlessly in 
a new building can be a waste. I believe that being 
able to travel self-sufficiently is important," he said 

According to Professor Ganz, PERCKPT would 
work as followed: "Let's say a blind person comes 
into the building, and they are trying to find room 
302. The person knows that's on the third floor. One 
of the things he punches in at the (PF-.RCLPT| kiosk 
is the [buttons for] third floor. The system knows 

this person wants to go to the third floor, and (the 
device] will lead (the person) to the elevator." she 

"If someone gets lost, an RUD tag will guide 
them in the right direction." she continued. "All 
of our electronics are embedded in a glove," Ganz 
said. "The front part of the glove is open, so the 
blind person can use their touch senses and the 
back part of the glove is where our electronics are 

"Once the person touches the kiosk, the infor- 
mation entered is conveyed to the glove, then [the 
information] goes from the glove to Ihe Smartphone. 
and from the phone to the system, where auditory 
directions are given from the system to the phone," 
Ganz said. 

"Sometimes 1 will work with a friend, or an 
ONM (Orientation and Mobility Specialist), who 
is contracted by myself through the state agency 
for the blind. Mass Commission for the Blind and 
they'll use a map to in '.p out the route with me." 
said Pearson. "We'll practice it. and 1 have to orient 
the dog that way too. Usually by the second or third 
walk through I've got it." 

Although the project, which started in October of 
2010, is working out its final kinks. Ganz said that 
the project cannot be completed w ithout people to 
test the results. 

"Now we have the findings to carry this [pro- 

gram) out with human subjects. We designed this 
program for a specific population, and if we don't 
have their feedback it won't work." she said. 

According to Pearson, the project could be benefi- 
cial to many in his situation. 

"PERCBPT would be helpful in any kind of build- 

ing, say airports or banks, because a dog can only do so 
much. Ifyou don't know where you're going, your dog 
isn't going to know where you're going." Pears«m said. 

See BLIND on page 2 

Once completed, RUD kiosks will be implemented in v.irious huildioKs around the campus, allowing the 
visuallv impared to acquire vocal directions to their destinations. 

PVAC forces join to improve Student debt increasing 

quality of health in Springfield - 

By R.P. Hnr 

CiMii^wiAN Si All 

Ben Taylor, a University of 
Massachusetts senior, faces the 
grim reality of having to pay back 
over S30 thousand in debt after 
graduation. He. like many other 
soon-to-be college graduates, not 
only face mounting debt, but an 
increasingly competitive job mar- 

Taylor, an intern t'or 
Public Higher Education of 
Massachusetts (PHI.NOM) and 
political science major, feels 
"anxious" thinking about having 
to pay off his mounting debt. 

"The average student debt 
burden is over S20 thousand," 
said Taylor, "with outliers of S50 

The economic crisis hit public 
education hard, faced with bal- 
ancing state budgets, lawmakers 
of many states dialed back on 
funding for public higher educa- 
tion to the chagrin of many in the 
higher education system. 

The aftermath of the recession 
was somewhat softened by fund- 
ing from the American Recovery 

and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 
which has saved UMass in recent 
vears from having to drastically 
increase fees. 

I Mass administrators discuss 
the need to increase revenue while 
consolidating departments to cut 
costs. However, with cut-off of 
stimulus money from the federal 
government in f Y 1 1 UMass faces 
another possible hike in fees. 

U'niversily spokesperson hd 
Blaguszewski asserted that the 
administration is making a con- 
certed effort to raise revenue 
and has no plans as of yet to 
increase student fees However. 
Blaguszewski did not rule out any 
fee hikes in the future 

"Any decision on increas- 
ing fees is made at the Board 
of Trustees in Boston." 
Blaguszewski said. 

Blaguszewski said the UMass 
Trustees would draw-up the bud- 
get in spring after the state leg- 
islature creates its budget for the 

"(There is) no one solution in 
terms of meeting a budget gap. 
but we'll look to be as efficient 
as possible to run the University 
everyday." Blaguszewski said. 

The spokesperson outlined 
several strategies the University 
has taken to increase revenue 
including: recruiting out-of- 
state students and research ven- 
tures that create patents. 

However, some feel it should 
he the mission of the University 
to put more focus on recruiting 
middle and lower class students 
t'rom Massachusetts. 

.Actively recruiting out-of- 
state students to Ben Taylor 
is "abandoning the core idea 
of public colleges," which he 
believes to be serving those in 
lower income brackets gain a 
quality education at a reason- 
able price. 

herd Wulkan. PHI.NOM 
organizer of Western Mass.. 
described the tendency of uni- 
versities to recruit more out- 
of-state students as a "circular 
firing squad." 

"This funding crisis could 
turn into a debt crisis." said 
Wulkan. "and (like the hous- 
ing market] the next bubble to 

See DEBT on page 2 


Through grant money and various other resources, efforts from the Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition will 
he made to fight against potential threats against the environment in Springfield, Ma.ss. 

Kicking it old school 

By Katie Landeck 

Col LElil.AN SlAIF 

Springfield is a far cry from being the healthiest 
environment in America, with an air quality rating 
of "C" from the American Lung Association and an 
asthma rate twice the state average. 

Kathleen Szegda. director of the Pioneer Valley 
Asthma Coalition, is starting to make changes through 
"Healthy Environment, Healthy Springfield. " The proj- 
ect is a collaborative efTort between several Springfield 
organizations and schools, as well as the University of 
Massachusetts to address and fix environmental risks in 
the area. 

The project is funded through an SS4.700 Community 
Action for a Renewed finvironment (CARE) grant 
awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) on Jan. 20. According to the website, these 
grants are given to local and non-profit organizations 
and are designed to "complement national regulatory 
approaches and meet community needs;" 

Szegda, the principal investigator of the project, was 
"excited" to receive the grant. "This is a great opportu- 
nity for organizations in Springfield to come together." 
she said 

The purpose of the grant is to address environmental 
risk factors, such as toxins, and bring awareness of them 
to the community. Some of the specific factors to be 
examined include air pollution, indoor air quality, lead, 
hazardous waste, pesticides and drinking water 

The grant also pays for UMass public health students 
to acquire data on environmental toxins in Springfield. 

The project will follow the EPA's "lO-step Road 
Map." At the end of the process, community members 
will discuss and rank the environmental risk factors 
in order of importance, and develop an action plan. In 
order to implement these plans. Springfield will have 
to file for another competitive grant. The project is 
expected to take two years. 

Mike Muilenberu. a UMass senior research fellow in 

public health explained, "one key part of the program 
is the organization of community fonims to educate 
the communities within Springfield about the CARE 
program, help them understand some of the risks of 
exposure to environmental toxins in their community, 
and also to enable the community to have input and 
final say in the ranking of importance of these risks." 

According to a UMass news release. Mulienberg 
and Christine Rogers, leader of the UMass efTorts and 
assistant professor of environmental health science, 
will be gathering data on air pollutants such as sulfur 
dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone 
and particulates, plus water and soil pollutants such as 
arsenic, and contaminated brownfields as well as resi- 
dential health risks such as lead paint, tobacco smoke 
and mold. 

"We will use government databases and research 
studies, among other sources to compile the data," 
Muilenberg said. 

They will also be working with students from 
Aurora Kushner's 10th grade science class from Ihe 
Springfield Renaissance High School. There has been 
continued communication between these two groups 
that will culminate in the spring. 

"In the spring, several of my honors students will 
work with UMass graduate students and help with col- 
lecting data." Kushner said. 

The students will also be helping to raise awareness 
in the community. According to Kushner, they will be 
hosting a Community Awareness F"ir about environ- 
mental toxins on Feb. 10. 

One of the main topics that will be discussed at the 
fair as well as during discussions about the grant is 
asthma. According to Szegda. approximately 20 percent 
of Springfield children have asthma, which is about 
twice as high as it is in the rest of the state. In addition. 

See SPRINGFIELD on page 3 

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Members of the UMass Parkour club can frequently be spotted by the Fine Arts Center, practicinK 
their flips mer walls, their jumps and landings, as well as their freestyle moves. 


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price. Now, Nintendo has made them avail- 
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•1)1 -U.N MV M.AJDKi" UDIC 

liiloiiiuiiioii session on creating 

soul o\sn major through HDIC, the 

inosi unique major on campus. 

Ihu. Jan. 27. 2(111. ll.OOam. 

(joodell 608 

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ihis mto session! 

Ihu. Jan. 27. 2011. .VOO p.m. 

Hills (South) Advising (enter. 

Room 455 

Fii M Si HI! MN(.i "This Lam> 

IsOl K l.\M>: THI FK.Hr to 

Rkiaim nil Commons" 
.\ulhor DaMd Hollier. host of "This 
I and is Our land." will be on hand 
to discuss this lilm about the role of 
transnational corporations in under- 
mining collective interests. 
Ihu. Jan. 27. 2011. 4:(M) p.m. 
(lordon Hall RtKim 302-304 

Zl 111 I.l(. U Rb: "DlSlCiMNC; THt 

Fair of THt FtTl'Rt" 

Assistant Professor Frank Sleegcrs 

and students of the interdiseiplin- 

ar\ Urban Design Labi>ralory are 

presenting "Designing the Fair of 

Ihc hutuie The hd Bacon Urban 

Design Competition 2010." 

Thu. Jan. 27. 201 1. 4:00 p.m. 

Mills (North) 105 

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Featuring a lecture b\ Hrian 

Ogilvie of the history department 

cniitled "How to write a letter. 

Ilumaiiisi ciiiicspondence manuals 

and the late Renaissance Republic 

of Letters " 

Thu.Jan. 27, 20ll.4:.30p.in. 

Renaissance Center Reading Room 

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The 3K-member troupe of dancers, 
musicians, and singers performs 

"Hahian" folkloric dances of 
African origin that features slave 
dances, capoeira, samba, and carni- 
val dances. 
Thu. Jan 27. 201 1. 7:30 p.m. 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall 


Professor Kusum Ailawadi of 
the Tuck School of Management 

at Dartmouth C ollege will be 

the guest speaker at this week's 

Marketing Seminar. 

Fri. Jan. 28. 2011. 10:.30a.m. 

Isenbcrg School of Management 


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Isenberg finance professor Nikunj 

Kapadia and Doctoral student 

Jian Du will present at this week's 

Finance Seminar. 

Fn. Jan. 28. 2011, 1:30 p.m. 

ISM 112 

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Trivia Conibsi 

Visit umassdining.com for a 

chance to participate in Rwk Your 

Campus Trivia Contest. 
Fri, Jan, 28. 201 1, 6:00 p.m. 
Berkshire Dining Commons 

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Enjoy a showing of "The Social 

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Fri, Jan. 28. 201 1. 8:(Mt p.m. 

Student Union Cape C od Lounge 

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NV Concepts presents the first 
annual Winter White Party featur- 
ing DJ Khaled. White attire is 

strongly encouraged. 

Fri. Jan. 28.2011 

Mullins Center 

Dinni;R on Us: \VoKKS1U)|N K)R 

A free. Monday evening, round- 
table discussion series for cam- 
pus and Amherst Family Center 
families with infants and young 
children. Bach session includes 

parking, dinner and childcare. 

Mon. Jan. 31. 201 1, 5:30 p.m. 

Student I 'nii>n 

Unt\ tRsiTV VVirnoL I Walls 


Come learn how you can design 
your own degree program and how 
you can earn credit for your learn- 
ing and experiences "outside the 

walls" of UMass Amherst. 
Mon. Jan. 31. 201 1. 5:30 p.m. 
Holyoke Community College 

TitsDAY STEM Talki "WntRt 


\ lecture by Ray Bradley of the 

geosciences department. 

Tue. Feb. I. 201 1. 4:00 p.m. 

Hasbrouck Room 138 


1 his collaborative dance company 

is acclaimed for its mix of humor, 

invention, and drama. 
Tue. Feb. I, 2011, 7:30 p.m. 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall 

RhbWoRKs Workshop 
Learn how to manage your cita- 
tions and create quick bibliogra- 
' phies for one paper or for your 

whole career. 

Tue. Feb I. 201 1 

Library. W.I .B. Du Bois 1620 

Boston, MA An mni E\enti 
Aki tR Work Sikial 

This is the start of the Greater 

Boston Alumni Club's monthly 

"after work socials." on the first 

Wednesday of ev cry month for 


Wed. Feb. 2. 201 1. 5:30 p.m. 

The Point 

Workshop: NtrwoRKiNo 
Secrets h*om an 


Join career and business coach 
Val Nelson for a workshop where 

you'll learn the four secrets to 
networking for introverts, develop 
your own unique networking plan, 
and come away with relaxed shoul- 
Wed, Feb 2, 201 1, 6:00 p.m. 
Memorial Hall 

PART-TiMt Isenberg MBA 
Ineormmion Session 

Come to the Part-Time MBA 
Information Session. You will have 
the opportunity to leam about the 
37-credit, Part-Time MBA pro- 
gram, meet faculty and stafT, and 

talk with current students. 

Wed. Feb. 2,2011.6:00 p.m. 

Kiltridge Center at Holyoke 

Community College 


Meetini; with Special Guest 
Charlie Baker 

Former Gubernatorial candidate 

Chariie Baker will join the UMass 

Republican Club for its kick-off 

meeting for the spring semester. 

Wed, Feb 2. 201 1, 6:30 p.m. 

Campus Center 904 

Women's Basketball \s. 


Head coach Sharon Dawley leads 

the Minutewomen into action 
against conference foe Duquesne. 

Wed. Feb. 2, 2011. 7:00 p.m. 
Mullins Center 

l«iH Annual Massachl setts 
mclticl'lti'ral film festival 
Presents "State Oe Violence" 

UMass Amherst's 

Interdepartmental Program in Film 

Studies presents the 1 8th Annual 

Massachusetts Multicultural Film 

Festival. "Migrations", open- 
ing its spring season with Khalo 
Matabanes "State Of Violence" 


Wed. Feb, 2. 2011. 7:30 p.m. 

Isenberg School of Management 


Project guides Auerbach talks balance at UMass lecture 

blind persons 

By Ashley Berger 


BLIND from page 1 

Cian/' first human subject trials will 
occur at the end of this May. 

"\\c will be working with 20 
subjects, and ihcy will all be from 
Western Mass. ... the subjects have 
been commissioned by Mass 
Commission for ilic Blind." 

Ihc siudv will not include 
LI Mass students because it may 
skew the results if some students 
have walked ihroueh some of ihe 

buildings that will be used to test 
the device. 

"My main goal is to ask for a 
significant amount of funding to 
deploy this system nationwide." 
said Cian/. Pearson said the sys- 
tem shouldn't be entirely relied 

"Once I had memorized the 
route. I wouldn't use it," he said. 
'It defeats the purpose of being 

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On Jan. 25. Commonwealth 
College students filled the 
Student Union Ballroom to 
attend the latest installment in 
the "Ideas that Changed the 
World" Faculty Lecture Series. 

The seminar, entitled "Seeing 
the Light in the 21*' Century: R 
U Still in Plato's Cave," featured 
Scott Auerbach. a professor in 
both the chemistry and chemical 
engineering department. 

Auerbach graduated in 1988 
from Georgetown University and 
then went on to gain his doc- 
toral degree from the University 
of California at Berkeley. He 
opened his talk by asking the 
audience to form teams of two so 
they could ask each other ques- 
tions about the lecture before it 

After a brief chatter from the 
audience. Auerbach countered 
with what questions he thought 
the audience may ask. Some 
of these included "What is the 
cave?." "Why the U is in the title 
of the lecture?." and for students 
required to be in attendance for a 
class "How do I get an A?" 

After showing the clip 
"Plato's Cave," Auerbach delved 
into the main point of his lecture. 
"We think we are hearing the real 
thing, we are only hearing echos. 
we are only seeing shadows." 
stated the speaker in response to 
the mini-film. 

The audience consisted of 
mostly Commonwealth College 
students and professors, and 
Auerbach considered this by giv- 

ing a brief history behind the 
story of the cave. The allegory of 
the cave is a classic piece from 
Plato's "Republic," The allego- 
ry tells the story of prisoners 
chained in a cave, lit by fire. The 
prisoners are facing the opposite 
wall, so the only thing they are 
able to see is the shadows that 
dance on the wall in front of 
them. One prisoner is set free and 
is excited to share the tales of the 
outside, sunlit world, yet his fel- 
low prisoners do not understand 
what he is saying because they 
have not experienced it for them- 
selves. The topics illustrated in 
the allegory include being shack- 
led, and then having the abil- 
ity to find true light. Auerbach 
entertained and intertwined these 
throughout his discussions. 

By writing and teaching the 
themes in "The Republic," Plato 
was interested in inspiring the 
youth, which .Auerbach related 
to modern university study. "He 
wanted to find someone inter- 
ested in mathematics, astron- 
omy and philosophy. He was 
talking to the current genera- 
tion of Commonwealth College 
students." said Auerback. which 
elicited laughter from the packed 

Auerbach continued to make 
pop culture references, framing 
movies such as "The Matrix" 
and "Tommy" as parallels to the 
allegory of the cave. 

The second half ol Auerbach's 
lecture focused namely on the 

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With stimulus funding cut, the University may have to resort to more 
drastic mca-sures, including increasing student fees. 

funding to public higher educa- 

Taylor said most of the money 
to cover the operating cost for 
LI Mass should be coming from the 
Commonwealth, This added rev- 
enue would potentially make public 
higher education more afl'ordable 
and jjccessible to individuals lower 
on Ihe income bracket. 

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DEBT from page 1 

According to an article in The 
Valley Advocate entitled "Killer 
Loans." the total debt for 2010 
topped S8()0 billion. 

"The si/e of student loans has 
been ballooning," said Taylor, "[A| 
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Study shows students aren't thinking critically 

Bv Sara Kimkr 

Thi Ha Hi.MtihK RuoRi ( MCT) 

Nl-W YORK An unpitt-edented 
study tluil loMowed several llxHisaiid 
undc^g^ldualc^ llin)ugh tinir years of 
college knukl tlial laige niunbers didn't 
leam the critical thinking, compk:x rea- 
soning and wntien communication skills 
tluit aa' w iifcly as.siu)ied to be at the core 
of a college education. 

Many of the students graduated 
w itliiHit knowing how to sift tact fium 
opinioa make a ckatr written ai^nent 
or c^jectively rev iew conflicting reports 
of a situation or event, acairding to New 
York University sociologist Richard 
,Anun, l«id author of the study. The stu- 
dents, for example, couldn't determine 
the cause of an increiise ui neighborhood 
crime or how best to respond without 
being swayed by emotitwial testimony 
luid political spin 

.Aniin. wtnise lxx)k "Academically 
Adntl: Limited Ixaming on College 
Campuses" (Univensity of Chicago 
Prw«s) cinnes out this month. folk)wed 
2,-^22 traditional-age students Inim the 
fall of 21K)5 to the spring of 2009 and 
examined testing data and student sur- 
veys at a bnxtd ninge of 24 U.S. colleges 
iukI univei^ilies, from the highly selec- 
tive to the less selcx'tive. 

Forty-live percent of students made 
IK) signific;int impn)vement in their criti- 
cal thinking, reasoning or writing skills 
dunng iIk- tir>.t two years of college, 
according to the study, .\tkT tour years, 
36 (vrcent shi>wed no significant gains 
in these so-called "hightT order " think- 
ing skills. 

Combining tlie hours spent sludy- 
mg and in class, students devoted less 

than a fifth of their time each week to 
aciidemic piusuils By contnisl. students 
spent 5 1 pcreeni ofthcir tiiiv 01 X5 lK)urs 
a week-stK'iiili/jng or in exiraciunculai 

■|"he study also showcxl thiil stmlents 
who studied aliHic mailc iikhv signifi- 
cant gauis 111 learning tlian tJiose wIk) 
studied in groups. 

"I'm not surpnsed at tlK* ivsults." 
said Stephen Ci. Lmerson, tlw presidnii 
of Haverfond College in Penasylvania. 
"Our very best siudtnits don'i studv 111 
gnxips. Iliey might work in gnxips in 
lab projects. But wlwn ilicy study. tlK.7 
study by themselves. " llie study marks 
one of the first times a ailK>rt of undcr- 
gmduates has bcvn tbllowat over tour 
years to examine whether tliey're k-.im- 
ing specific skills. It prov ides a |X)rtniit 
of the complex scl of factors. fn>m the 
quality of secondiiry scIkx)I prqxiniiiiin 
to the acatleiTiic demands on campus, 
which detenniiK leaming. It comes ;unkl 
President liirack ( )baiiu"s call for iiH>ie 
college gratluates by 2020 and is likelv 
to shine a spiHlight on tlie quality of tlic 
educatKin they receive. 

"These findings are extremel> valu- 
able for those of us deepiv coiKaiicd 
about tlie state of undergmduaic Icamiiig 
and student intellectiLil engagcnicnt." 
sakl Brian D, Casey, the presuk'iu of 
DePauw University in GreeiKastle. Iixl. 
"They will surely shape discussions 
about curriculum and ciuiipus lite for 
years to come." 

Some educators note that a 
weakened economy and .1 need to 
work while in school may be partly 
responsible for the reduced focus 
on academics, while others caution 
against using the study to blame 

students tor iioi ,i)iplviiig thciii 

llow.iid (iardlier. .1 piolcssin 
al llaivaid's iiiaduale School ol 
Lducalioii known for his theory 
of multiple intelligences, said the 
study underscores ihe need for 
higher education to push students 

"No one concenK'il with education 
can be pleaseil wiili tlic lindiiigs uf tins 
study." Gardner said. "I tliiiik iluit higlier 
eilucatKHi in goicnil is not dciinuiding 
ciitHigli of siudciUs ac:u.leiiiics arc sim- 
ply of less iin|XHlaiK'c tlvui llicv were a 
generation ago" 

But ilic solution in C i;in.liK*r"s view, 
shkHikln'l he Ui introduce high-stakes 
tests to mciisiire leiiming in college, 
bcvuusc "tlk' ciuv IS likely to be worse 
lltui tlic disease " 

Amiti coiKliidetl thai while sUiik-nts 
;U higlilv sckvlivc sclxKils iiiiide more 
gains ihaii tliose at less selective schixiK. 
there ;uv even greater dis|iiinties within 

"In all ilicsc 24 colleges .ind univer- 
sities. yiHi luvc |xxkcls of kids tliat .ire 
working liiinJ ;uid Iciuiiiiig al vei> high 
rates." Aitun s.iid. "Iliere is tliis vana- 
lion acaiss colleges, but evc-n givater 
vaiialion within colleges in liow much 
kids .la' applviiig ilitiiiscKcs ;uKi Icani- 
ing ■■ 

lor liial aus»)n. .Aixuii .idded, he 
hopes his ilaUi will eiKourage colkrges 
;uk1 univeisilics to kx>k witliin tor ways 
to inipiiivc Icaijliing iuid Icanniig. 

.Anun co-iiutlH>ivtl the IxKik witli 
J<,>sipa Koksa. iui assisLnii pailessor of 
sociology at the UnivetMtv of Virginia 
The studv, conducial with ( sihcT (lx>. 
a a-sciiahcT with tlic S<.x;ial Science 

Rcseaa-h Council, showed that students 
Iciimcxl inoa" when asked to do more. 

Students wlu) iiwioaxl in iIk' Ir.idi- 
Uoiuil liberal arts including tlie social 
sciciKcs. lumiaiiities, luiiural scicikx-s 
and matiiematics sliowcxl signiflcaiitlv 
greater giiins over time tkui odic-r stu- 
ik-nts 111 critical tliuikiiig. complex rea- 
soning and wnuiig skills 

Students majonng in busiiic'ss. edu- 
cation, social work and communica- 
tions showed the least gaias in leaming. 
However, tlw autlwrs note tliat their 
findings don't paxlude the possibility 
that such students "are deveUiping sub- 
jcvt-specilic or occupotioiiiilly re-levant 

(jreater gains in liberal arts subjects 
are at least partly the re-sult of faculty 
a-quiring higher levels of ruiding and 
vMitiiig, as well as students s|vnding 
more time studv mg. the studv 's autlKin. 
lound. Students who t(X)k c»Hu^c^ Ihsivv 
iHi botli reading (more thiui 40 piiges a 
week) and writing (iikhv tltui 20 pages 
in a seinester) showcxl higlier rates ol 

That's welcome news to liberal arts 

"We do teach analytiuil i-eading and 
writing," said F;ik"n Fit^xitnck, a his- 
tory pn)fevsor ;ii the Univ cTsity of New 
I l.unpshire. 

The study used d;ita from the 
Collegiate Learning Assc-ssmcnt. a 
•^Xi-minute essay-type test tlvit attcinpts 
to iiK-asure what libtT.il ;irts colleges 
iciich ;ukI tliat iiK)re Uuui 400 colleges 
and universitic-s liiivc uscvl siikc 2002 
Ilic test is voluiit;iry aikl includes real 
world probkni-solving tasks, such as 
ikicmiining tlie aiuse of an airplane 
crasli. tlial a-quire reading aixl ;inaly/ing 

documents friMii iK-wspapcT aiiiclc"s 10 
govcnimeiii aix)rts 

IJk- study's aultiofN also loiuid lluil 
laigc luu^1lx•I^ ol sHideiils diibi'l ciiioll 
in coursc-s icquiniig sulrsliuitial work. 
In a typical seiiK.-slei, a lliial of students 
iixik no wHirses witli inoiv tluiii 40 pages 
of ivading per week. Half didn't take a 
suigle ct)urse in which tlwy wrote imire 
tlian 20 piigcs over tlie semesicT 

Ihc findings show that colleges 
need to be acutely aware of how 
inslaiction relates to the learning of 
critical-thinking and related skills, 
siiid Daniel J Bradley, the president 
of Indiana State University and one 
of 71 college presidents wtu) recently 
signed a pledge to improve siudciil 

"We haven't spent eimugh 
time making sure we are indeed 

teaching and students are learn- 
ing these skills." Bradley said. 

( hristine Walker, a senior 
al Dcl'auw who's also student 
body president, said the study 
doesn't relleci her own experi- 
ence: She studies upwards of .30 
hours a week and is confideiil 
she's learning plenty. Walker 
said she and her classmates are 
juggling multiple non-academie 
demands, including jobs, to help 
pay for their education and that 
in today's economy, top grades 
aren't enough. 

"If you don't have a good 
resume," Walker said, "the tact 
that you can say, 'I wrote this 
really good paper that helped 
my critical thinking' is going to 
be irrelevant " 

Mi.K-HA< il I IS . 

Many graduates have been found to unable to think analyticallv and 
s«)me believe sch»>ols are not teaching students properly. 

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Auerbach delved into the relationship between yin and yang, light and 
as a way to help the audience undertand the necessity for balance. 

give authentic human connec- 

One audience member asked. 
"How do we define authentic 
human connection?" 

Auerbach drew on the idea illus- 
trated by author Robert M Pirsig 
in his 1974 novel "Zen and the Art 
of Motorcycle Maintenance." say- 
ing "You know it when you feel it. 
and I think we have all felt it." 

To answer his own question. 
Auerbach claimed texting is an 
inauthentic connection which 
therefore leads to obsessive texting 
in the modern world. Auerbach 
listed many different yin and yang 
type comparisons; white versus 
black, fire versus water, light ver- 
sus dark, to name the obvious. 
The list also included word ver- 
sus image and connection versus 
detachment. Auerbach said texting 

LECTURE from page 1 

idea of balance, and the yin and 
yang. He argued science can 
trace its roots deep into the idea 
that faith, or the yin. and reason, 
the yang. are heavily intertw ined. 
This relationship is therefore 
more meaningful because they 
can co-exist. This assertion, 
while perplexing to some of the 
science majors in attendance, 
came with further explanation 
by Auerbach, "In order to under- 
stand distinction you must first 
realize the connection between 
them. " he said. 

Following the discussion 
about balance, Auerbach further 
discussed the intrinsic need for 
human connection and asked the 
main question, "Does texting 

I RTI s> 1 Kl Hn -k r, ipVl'AI I PM-ER-lIRi . 

darkness and several other examples 

incorporates word and connection, 
but emphasi/iid more of Ihe word, 
than connection and therefore led 
to an imbalance between yin and 

Auerbach i.i)iicludcd his dis- 
cussion saying ihat "If we seek 
balance, maybe humanity will get 
out of ilie cave. I ach of us has the 
power to choose if there is true 
light, or a balance of the mind." 

Following the discussion a pro- 
fessor of political .science. Ray 
LaRaja. said "I ven at home or 
with friends. Scoll [Auerbach] is 
always challenging us lo think in 
terms of yin and yang. and pulling 
from fields of science and philoso- 
phy. He lives his life this way. try- 
ing to find balance. It's impressive 
and inspiring." 

AsiilcY Heiyer can he reached 
at ahcr^ena siudenl.iimass.edii 

SPRINGFIELD from page 1 

Springfield has some of the 
highest rates in the state for asthma 

This IS part of what drew 
Muilenberg and others to the proj- 
ect. "We were all interested in 
helping asthmatics better deal with 
their disease through reduced expo- 

sure to asthma triggers and proper 
management through behavioral 
and medical means." Muilenberg 

Muilenberg continued to 
explain why he thought this project 
was important lo the community 

"Communities like Springfield, 
with a depressed economy and 
many minority and socioeconomi- 
cally disadvantaged residents. 

ite; ■.v,*?,*:''.»i,i.: . 

often do not have the resources or 
information necessary to imple- 
ment programs to reduce expo- 
sures to environmental toxins," 
Muilenberg said. "Through part- 
nerships fonned under the CARL 
program, solutions for reducing 
ihcsc exposure risks can be imple- 
mented," he said. 

Katie LanJeck can he readied 
al klancleck'a student umassalii 

IH RTl>Y^Tli'-.ORlitl MIU>Rl. 

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Muilenberg says areas of Springfield that are in economic hardships have several disadvantages and do not have 
the resources necessary to prevent exposure to harmful toxins. 

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Contentious curves create image concerns Super Nintendo games stand test of time 

MariKii Muriun: di Mcyan I ox' 
Christina Hendricks or Nalalie I'ortman' 
So men, I'm not asking you. ■who would 
you rather. ''" Hut gals, what do these com- 
parisons say to us.' What body typo would 

Chelsea WnittOn hndless legs and 
serious curves 
seem to be both show n olV on the red car- 
pet. We need to tind a comtortable middle 
ground in the minds of young women. 

II" you are familiar with AMC "s hit show 
■'Mad Men. " currently in between its forth 
and fitih season would you rather be 
otlice siren Joan Harris played by real-life 
hottie Christina Hendricks or thin house- 
hold ice queen Hetty Krancis (formerly 
Draper) played by the classic blonde beauty 
January Jones' Both of these characters fit 
the ideal for bodies in the early '6()s, but are 
entirely dilTerent. We may not be teenage 
girls anymore, but image plays an undeni- 
ably profound role in the way we view 
ourselves and our world. 

Media messages conflict and confuse 
when it comes to body image. There seems 
to be .wo extremes in this country, border- 
ing between unhealthy and unhealthy on 
the large and small of things. In Oeceinber, 
French model Isabelle Caro died ol anorex- 
ia after a 15-year battle with the illness. 
Most famous for her advertisement on an 
Italian billboard baring skin and bones 
for a frightening anti-anorexia campaign. 
Cari)'s death highlights the real dangers of 

The Massachusetts I ating Disorders 
Association reports 1 5 percent of women 

ages 1 7 to 24 have eating disorders and up 
to 40 percent of college females have expe- 
rienced eating disorders. Middle ground for 
vs eight and image could become a safe 
haven for self-acceptance. 

In a recent article published by the 
Boston Globe Lifestyle section last 
week The article, "Body Building." by 
Christopher Muther, outlines the question 
of what body types are popular in today's 
world compared with old Hollywood's, 
rhe article speaks with psychotherapists. 

Anyhow, back to my obsession with 
a time when things were perfect, outfits 
untouchable, hair perfectly curled and 
glasses were always filled with just the right 
anu)unt of Scotch, fhe (ilobe article and the 
(ioldcn (jlobes reassured me of one thing 

I'm not the only one with a fascination 
with the hit .A VIC show "Mad Men." the 
N60s and Christina Hendricks' wardrobe. 
Hendricks, a Hollywood actress plays Joan 
Harris, a l''f)()s bombshell and olTice vixen 
with curves that make men question in the 

we'd like to look like or what our natural 
self is supposed to look like if magazines 
are constantly handing out the latest tips 
and newest research and dieting trends? 
Cosmopolitan Magazine for instance gives 
tips on how to dress your body in the perfect 
dress, and then a link next to that online 
article will be one on how to lose two dress 
sizes in two weeks. 

With the recent passing of the Cjolden 
(ilobes which encapsulates bedazzled stars, 
flawless: figures, perfected makeup and 

How are we to decide who we want to be and what we'd like to look like or 
what our natural self is supposed to look like if magazines are constantly 
handing out the latest tips and newest research and dieting trends? 

psychologists and nutritionists reporting 
a varied sample of what seems to be the 
sought after body type. 

Some suggest certain physique trends 
span over decades and then quickly change. 
In the '50s Marilyn Monroe's physique was 
considered insanely gorgeous and perfect 

and it was natural. Today, the endless 
pictures of Megan Fox featured in I.squire 
Magazine. Men's Magazine and others is 
what seems to be the idyllic look. In my 
personal opinion. Fox is brainless and can't 
really hold a conversation or an intelli- 
gent sounding interview so that doesn't 
really give me reason to want to look like 
her either. But photos of her dominate the 
media and women's perception of beauty. 

dialogue. "How does she not fall over?" 

In real life. Hendricks' ideals of body 
type parallel that of what her character 
portrays on the show. Her curves are real 
and are staying. Hendricks has said of her 
figure in an interview with Fsquire, "This is 
the way I'm built, and I feel beautiful. It's 
funny, because 1 don't feel like 1 look that 
dilTerent trom anybody." Women should 
learn from this, and men. tt)o. I know your 
all (ioogle imaging Christina Hendricks as 
you read this. 

Do we embrace curves signify- 
ing healthy not fat hips and legs or 
do we narrow down at the University of 
Massachusetts recreation center? How are 
we to decide who we want to be and what 

everything else made to lit in a perfect 
frame and the media focusing so much 
on it I was left asking what is normal? 
How in our day-to-day jeans and sweater 
lifestyles are we to accept and love who we 
are when we are being told that Christina 
Hendricks' curves are nice and all but 
January Jones has the better more typically 
lusted after body by the female gender. 

In a 2(KW interview with the modern 
day pinup Christina Hendricks. Fsquire 
writer Ryan D'Agostino said. "Christina 
never thought that she would become the 
poster girl for. curvy girls." "When the 
attention started to be about my figure. 1 
was surprised, because it wasn't something 
I was focused on. And then it became very 

positive, and people were saying very nice 
things." said Hendricks. Perhaps this is 
a turn of the decade change in ideals as 
mentioned in the (ilobc article. Perhaps it 
is true there isn't any particular mold you 
should lit. 

However, to many women it seems pos- 
sible the pressure for unattainable goals has 
lessened "People have stopped trying to 
confonn to something and just started to 
do the best they can," said Women's Health 
Fditor-in-Chief Michele Promaulayko to 
The Boston (ilobe "1 think the desirable 
body type in Hollywood has broadened 

1 he article also reported "What I see is 
that people are less concerned with health, 
and more concerned about looking like the 
star of the moment," Cassetty says "Hut in 
a way I think people are always emulating 
what they see in Hollywood and in maga- 
zines, and that's why you've seen these 
shifts in what's considered ideal. You never 
know what body part a client will fixate on 

Do people now buy this new ideal that 
there isn't any particular ideal or is 
the skinny blonde Paris Hilton type still 
secretly sought after? ^'ou make the deci- 
sion. I've made mine. Id rather look like 
Christina Hendricks and all her curvaceous 
glory than any other Hollywood actress in 
today's limelight It's lime to change with 
the decade but this time we'll get rid of 
the ideals and to turn to individual realities. 

Chelsea H'hilinn is a Ciilk'fiian col- 
umnist and can he reached at c\\hilton@ 
student, umass. edu. 

Dead white men 

Recently I've noticed just how white the walls of the 
Ivory Tower are ,\f\er the first week of this semester. I wxs 
left with a feeling of da-ad that t(X)k diiys to quell. For the 
past two years. I've taken cla.sses 
J/-,r pnmanly fiK'used on oppa'ssion and 

Will Syldc 

The exclusion of the majority 
of the world is painfully obvi- 
ous in most of these and other 

interpersonal and institutional vio- 
lence carried out in fonns seen in our 
society, such as racism, heterosexism. sexism, classicism 
and ableism 

The works I've studied in these classes come from a 
range of authors from different genders, sexuiilities. educa- 
tion levels, abilities and races. What I've found is that the 
narratives of s<Kial issues lu-e told through a particular pen 
of gender and race dead white men. 

We've read authi)rs such as bell hooks. Leslie Marmon 
Silko. Andrea Smith, Ann Ferguson, Cilona Anzaldua. 
Chenie Moraga, James Baldwin and Winona LaDuke.It 
wasn't ju.st the various identities of these authors, but more 
so the constmction of their stories. Antonia I. Castafleda 
writes, "tlie issue is iwt 
simply one of exclusion 
versus inclusion, but 
rather one of constmc- 

All of these author* 
construct narratives 
which in their founda- 
tions, take into account 
the experiences of peo- 
ple excluded from most dominant discourses; such as poor 
people, people of color, women and LCjBT people. 

Iheir lives arc incorporated into these texts in a way that 
alters the dominant lens through which the world is usually 

The majonty of classrix)ms however, deem it lit to represent 
these populations using the narratives imd lenses of the 
people oppressing them, or sharing very little connections in 
terms of life experiences. Most famoasly dead white men. 
Very rarely are these authors taught in full context as writ- 
ings from flesh and bUxxl human beings who have places 
of ignorance and arc not intellectual deities, literary gmls or 
superior beings. 

The exclusion of the majonty of the world is painfully 
obvious in most of these and other classnxws. 1 recently 
hitti a conv ersation with a pnifessor of mine, who made the 
decision of creating a syllabus with all male authors, for a 
class focused on the diversity of American identity. This 
conversation complicataf my perception of the cumcular 
ordeal 1 am facing this semester, making it less bleak. So I 
thanked him for that. 

I am grateful I was not simply ignored. We spoke about 
the writings of the men he chose to be in the syllabus. The 
material focuses on the issue of patnarchy and sexism and 
writers devoting large ;uiiounts of their lives in combating 
these systems. 

We spoke of the texts of dead white men, the knowledge 
;ind experience that diK-s lie in the lines they've wntten. We 

discussed feminist women authors also engaging with those 
authors. And though I lef\ that conversation feeling satisfied. 
I wonder where this satisfaction came from, for I am also a 
m;in and an author who, if successful and remembered st>me 
time fh)m now. will most likely be chosen over the texts of a 
woman author. I am a man who understiinds this world from 
a foundation rooted in patnarchy. 

So this foundation probably made it easier to accept that 
the mam author^ in our class will be male. This probably 
made it easier to accept that next year, woman authors will 
be Jttldetl. but unless in supplementary form, not this year. 
My internalized sexism probably made it easy to feel satis- 
fied with that condasion, yet I still feel an unease. 

Fs(«ntially. we will be using texts written by men to 
speak of a system that has profoundly altered these mens 
sense of reality. My unease comes fi-om a place where I fcx-l. 
at least when talking about gender, there is stimething w rong 
with not placing at least some women writers at the center of 
our canon. Yet, once again, the issue is not just exclusion, but 

rather construction. 

There was a 
study done a few montlis 
back, "proving" what is 
obvious to me)st who deal 
with constant prejudice 
against their identities. The 
study was built on years 
of research showing that 
people don't perfonn well 
in situations where they're subjected to negative stereotyp- 

The issue isn't necessarily all men make up the syllabus, 
but more so that our male pn)fessor did not feel it neces- 
sary to voice this during our first class; to explain himself, 
to let people know that this was intentional, as he stilted in 
his reply to my e-mail of inquiry and our conversation. He 
stated that he will do this though, introducing a space for 
critical interrogation that would not have to be pried open by 

Where we are now is a place of crisis. Ciroups raising the 
cry of reverse discrimination are gaining speed and popular- 
ity alongside the growth of discriminatory pi)licies, practices 
and events. This signifies a growing chasm betw een realities. 
I am not asking that every curriculum bcvomes revo- 
lutionary. Ultimately, I demand it. Yet now. rather. I ask that 
academics be at least academically honest, and that they take 
note that these dead and liv ing men do not. iiav e never, or 
will never, capture the fullness of this world. 

This must be a collabtirative effort. Anything less is a 
treason against educational equity, creating an academically 
invigorating place for some ;uid an oppressive and outright 
painful space for others. This inet|uity should be challengeil 
always, as it has and continues to be by those most often 
suppressed. If you notice population omissions, ask why this 
is so if you haven't already 

Wll Syldor is a Collegian columnist and can In 
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DONTlfT lit « T AWAY WITH IT... 


Falling snow doesn*t mean canceled classes 

If you're reading this on 
Ihursday morning. I'm sorry. 
Ihe snow, ice and overall 

Nicholas O'Malley ^ii^'ster 

^— — ^^— ^^— ^— that's 
the start of this semester is eas- 
ily the worst in my four years at 
the University of Massachusetts. 
We've had snow days, ice days 
and that one rain day in the past, 
but not so much so early. 

And It sucks for everyone. 

Keeping track, we had last 
Tuesday's afternoon classes 
canceled and last Thursday and 
Friday's morning classes ciii- 
celed. Somehow no whole days 
off, regardless of how much my 
roommates plead for it. 

It feels like we're stuck in that 
horrible, horrible Nickelodeon 
movie "Snow Day" and the 
UMass Administration's that evil 

snow driver who's just doing 
their job. Who do they think they 
are. doing their jobs and working 
tirelessly to give us our educa- 


Well. I want to be angry. I 
really do. I went to a high school 
whose superintendent, according 
to rumor, wouldn't cancel school 
unless he lost his dog in the snow 
in the morning. Snowy mornings 
were a cruel ritual of getting up 
early and watching local news 
channels slowly scroll towns 
across the screen, knowing that I 
rarely had the satisfaction. 

But I can't. 

It's easy to say that it's dan- 
gerous out there (it is). It's even 
easier to say that last week was 
merely mentioning class syl- 
labi (I did on Facebook). But 
the reality of the matter is that 
the University is composed of 

much more than the classes we 
have to roll out of bed for at 
9:30 a.m. There's maintenance 
staff and loads of people working 
in administrative and financial 
offices. For example. I work in 
the Controller's Office, which, 
according to statistics I'm wing- 
ing right now, ft.Ay percent of 
UMass students have heard of. 

The major deterrent, the safe- 
ty factor, is a sensitive issue. 
Luckily, there have not been any 
major or newsworthy incidents 
due to snow. But in the admin- 
istration's favor, they did real- 
ize that the campus was freezing 
over and shut down the campus. 
And you know what'.' It wasn't 
that bad, this coming from some- 
one who missed two buses and 
walked to campus. 

For those who had to commute 
or simply couldn't make it in. 
though, it was still syllabus week. 

I'Aeryone knows what happens 
in syllabus week. It's 15 minutes 
long and involves determining 
how much you're going to spend 
on books. 

Students can shout out all the 
safety issues they want and claim 
that the first week was useless 
(read: me last week), but all any- 
one wants to do is stay in and 
sleep, watch TV and drink hot 
chocolate. Ihat's not a bad thing, 
unless they cry safety then turn 
around and call D.P. Dough. 

Also, would sotnebody please 
think of the children/freshmen? 
They can only survive on Fasy 
Mac and peanut butter and jelly 
sandwiches for so long. I mean, 
I love snow days as much as the 
next person, especially since I 
was deprived for so long. But 
after a while. I really have to get 
stime paperwork signed before 
add/drop ends. 

It's like the episode of Sesame 
Street where lilmo wishes every 
day is Christmas. Oh, it's awe- 
some at first. But after a month 
or so, everyone's bitter and tired 
of Christmas music. By the next 
Christinas, it's apocalyptic, the 
carolers are destitute and there's 
no Christmas spirit. 

As awful as it is, the UMass 
Administration is doing everyone 
a favor by forcing their la/y bums 
(including me) to classes instead 
of letting them stay in and watch- 
ing Avatar: The Last Airbender 
(mostly my apartment). 

So, I salute you, bitterly, stupid 
UMass Administration for being 
big jerks and keeping our "class- 
es that we're playing for" open as 
long as your "infrastructure will 
allow" so that we can put "legiti- 
macy" behind our diplomas and 
"achieve the American dream" 
through the potential education 

allows for upward mobility in our 

You guys really are jerks. 

The snow day is an idea born 
of a simple concept: no school 
without consequences. It's a 
dream that is pure and white 
in elementary school where cur- 
sive lessons were replaced with 
fort building. But. like all things, 
snow days lose their innocence 
Full days olY are replaced with 
delays and horrid drives. The 
pure white snow in the backyard 
is replaced with that brown mush 
on the sidewalk The consequenc- 
es are no longer pushed back a 
day; they build up. It is with this 
Caulfield-esque mindset that one 
unequivocal truth emerges. 

It really needs to stop freaking 

Nick O'Malley is a Collegian 
columnist lie can he reached at 
nomallev(a student, umass.edu. 


Since its release in 
1 99 1 . the Super Nintendo 
Intertainment System is 
tiie first V idcx) game con- 
sole that many college 
students hav e encoun- 
tered in their lives, unless 
you're the poor soul 
whose parents bought a 
Sega Genesis. 
Until recent years. SNF.S 
games h;<ve been diffi- 
cult to find, lliey have 
been either tixi expensive through liBay or 
too illegal through tlie Internet. But ever since 
Nintendo came out with the \irtual Consi>le. 
SNhS games have been made readily available 
and relatively cheap. Most games sell for S()0 
Wii Points, or S8. 

But for those vvho didn't have the litxury of 
playing these games grow ing up. here's a quick 
ov erv iew o{ w Inch g;unes you should pick up 
and downliKid to your Wii. 
I'he Classics 

If you've played these games, you know 
they're good. If you haven't played them, 
these gaines are all a worthwhile purchase: 
"Super .Mario VSbrld." "I)i>nkey Kong 
Country," "Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's 
Kong Quest." "Super Metroid." ""The Legend 
of Zelda: A Link to the Past" ;md "Final 
Fanta.sy II." 

But these are only the well-known clas- 
sics. Here are the games on the SNFS Virtual 
Console that some people may not have 
heard of. 

"Super Mario Kart" 
This really should go with the classics. 
But out of any of the games available on 
virtual console. "Mario Kart" has aged the 
best. It's a challenge and the large population 
of people that have played it are really pas- 
sionate about it. 

It has come to my attention that some peo- 
ple think that "Mano K;irt 64" was the original 
in the fnuichise This disturbs me. 
"Harvest Moon" 

OK, so. back in high schtwl. I would play 
this gaiTie, and pet>ple would ask "How can a 
giime about running a f";inn be fun'.'" .^t that 
point. I didn't have iun way to describe the 

simple pleasure of running a little v irtual farm 
it's hard to describe. 
Then came FarmVille. luid all of a sudden, 
video game fanning is socially acceptable. I 
call shenanigans. "Harvest Mixm " has every- 
thing FarmVille has, in addition to an accom- 
panying town, characters and the ability to 
move around instead of a god-mode approach. 
"Harvest Moon" also gives the character the 
ability to marry one of the young lasses m town 
and privreate with her That's cik>I, too 
"Kirby Super Star" 

Not everyone's played a Kirby game, 
which is unfortunate. The guy's a Nintendo 
cornerstone and a pretty pi>pular choice in 
"Super Smash Bros." but his games don't 
dominate the market share 

However, if you're going to play one Kirby 
game, make it "Karby Super Star" Tlie game, 
which is actually an aggregation of several 
smaller story-nnxle games along with mini- 
games, is pleasantly challenging while remain- 
ing consistently fun. 

In "Super Star." Kirby has 1 5 different abil- 
ities he can steal fi^om his enemies in addition 
to five other special ones. These powers range 
ftvm hammer, sword and yo-yo to plasma, 
ninja ;ind suplex. It's about as good as you can 
get in terms of non-Mario platforming. 
"Act Raiser" 

This lesser-known g;uiie is an interesting 
mix of platfonner iuid SimCity (also a solid 
choice to download). In the game, you plav 
The Master, a vague all-powerful deity who 
anses fi-om his slumber and most go out and 
save the world fi-om darkness. 

In the first stage of the game. The Master is 
looking down upon the land and must macro- 
manage the area to purge oi famine, pe^tllence 
and the like. 

I'hen. once Tlie Master has gotten nd of the 
liirger issues at hand, he must go first-hand into 
the various dungeons, which unfold like a typi- 
cal platfomiing game with a sword-wielding 

■'ActRaiser" won't bUm you away; but it's 
a truly creative game that's worth a try. 
"Street Kigbter II" 

If you like old schixil fighters, get it fhe 
issue here is that there are currently an absurd 
four versions of this game on v irtual constilc. 

Original Super Nintendo jjames are difficult to come bv and can be pricev. so the Nintendo Wii has made their old names avail- 
able for download to their latest hit svstem. Such classics as "Street Fi«hter II." abtnv. can be downloaded for around $M. 

l.ven worse is the tact that two of them are 
obstilete. (U'nless you h.ive .i preference, but iii 
that case, why do yi'u c.ire what I say ') Uith 
16 ch;iracters and the most updated character 
models and i>tlier little liilhits. "Super Street 
Fighter II: The New ( hallengcrs " overshad- 
ows the onginal arcade "Street Fighter II: The 
\Korld Wamor" and •Sireet Fighter II Turbo: 
Hvper Fighter" 

This leaves New Challengers" with 
"Street Fighter Alpha 2" (now it's getting 
ndiculous). which are actually quite different 
in tenns of characters. Both games have Ryu. 
C hun-l.i (iuile. Ken, Sagat, M. Bistm. Zangief 
and Dhalsim. That leaves "New Challengers"' 
with I.. Honda. Blanka Balrog. Vega. Camniy. 
Fei-Long. IX-e Jay and I. Hawk. Meanwhile. 
".Alpha 2" has Charlie, liuy. Birdie, StKlom. 
Adon. Rose. Dan. Rolento. Sakura. Gen and. 
imp«)nant for some. .Xkuma. 

"/xtmbie« Ale M> Neighbors" 

A throwback to a simpler tune when all 
adults were stupid. M) glasses were cool, 
and kidz rooled. So. yeah, third grade in the 
early SOs. 

Oils game's fun lies in its simplicity. The 
plot: There are zombies, because we said so. 
Ihe objective: Save everyone who is wander- 
ing around in the apix.alypse. The weapons: 
^bu have a water gun. soda cans, piipsicles 
and a bazooka. 

The gaine is hard and a surprisingly enter- 
uiiiiing cult game. You uike your g(x>f> protag- 
onist who IS far texi comfortable in this situation 
and go around backyards, shopping malls and 
other settings fighting zombies, giant insects 
luid the iK'casional baby monster. The game's 
got 48 levels, but it's a pain to get to them all 
"Zombies" is at its best when vou look up the 
piisswords to levels and gix)f around. 

(Raines to Avoid 

"Donkey Kiin^ ( ountrv t: Dixie 
Kong's Double I rouble" 

.•\h yes. It does say 'Donkey Kong 
Country" up there, doesn't it ' Bui vou don't 
play as Donkey Kong in Diddy Kong, for 
that matter Instead, you're stuck with Dixie 
Kong and her little cousin Kiddv Kong. 

This game is like that great band you 
loved, but then all the members lefi and they 
still kept the same name frauds. 

"Super Ghouls "n Cihosts" 

This gaiTie is too difficult to be fun. Sure, 
vou could read this and sav ■"Challenge 
.•\ccepted " But then vou'll just spend the 
next half hour dying .kisi dying 

If you want to do that, download Steam 
and buy '■Super Meatbov " 

Sick () 'Mallcy can he ran lu J til nmihil- 
le\ a student umass edu 

Editor^s Pick: Best pop-punk of 2010 'Network' leads noms 

B^ Lll IL RLL(4N-Mll.LtU 
CiM.lbi.lAN SlAKh 

With a mountain of new albums being 
released each year, it is easy to disregard 
those that do not get enough attention from 
mainstream media to make the Billboard Top 
40 charts. Artists will release their best work 
yet, and it will go completely unnoticed by 
the greater audiences they deserve. Such is 
the case with The Dopamines' "hxpect the 

Released in June 2010 on Paper+Plastick. 
the album has gained a reputation among punk 
reviewers as one of, if not the best pop-punk 
album that year "Expect the Worst" is 2^ min- 
utes and 1 5 seconds worth of unabashed punk 
rock and attitude that it cannot be ignored. 

.W times, Mike "Mikey F;rg" Yannich will 
play with the band; he is in the Dopamines' 
music video for their single otT of "Expect the 
Worst, " "Public Domain." 

The video is full of the typical elements 
of a punk rock pop-punk video: destruction 
and beer The band is playing in a room with 
symbols of bad luck stuck everywhere: black 
umbrellas hang from the ceiling, salt shakers 
stand lined up on a table. After the second 
chorus, the band proceeds to break and spill 
all of the salt shakers, along with everything 
else in the room, with their instruments. 
Singer guitar player Jon Lewis spins around 
a black umbrella underneath a ladder It all 
happens in between pulls on cans of beer and 
bottles of champagne. The scene is fast, fun 
and denounces the idea of bad luck. 

Yannich has been proclaimed by many as 
"The King of Pop-Punk*" and Ts oelimd the 
brilliantly relatable lyrics and quintessential 
sound of the reigning "Best Pop-Punk Band 
Ever," The Ergs. 

The Dopamines' sound has some similari- 
ties to that of the Ergs, yet the kick-you-m- 
the-face attitude is all their own. 

The album focuses much of its energy on 
the rejection of the common lifestyle in which 
a person goes to college and gets started on 
a career path. Lyrics like, "The life that you 
knew is just passing through, kicking dust into 
your eyes" in the song ""October 24ih" evoke 
thoughts of the fun, former life a person threw 
away in favor of the cubicle life. The song 
"•June 4th " is similar: "My life's not in a bank, 
gaining interest, losing interest. It's in this van. 
in this can. on your finger, set the rest on fire." 

One of the highlights of the album is the 
song ""Dick Simmons." It has the feel of a 
punk rock anthem, as a number of the songs 
on "Expect the Worst" do. It punches you 
right in the throat in a fit of dismissal; each 
and every line screams, ""Your reality is not 
the same as mine, and mine rules." 

One of the dominating themes in ""Expect 
the Worst" is doing what you want and disre- 
garding status symbols as a means of show ing 
how happy you are with your life. In an inter- 
view published on punknevvsorg in which 
the Dopamines' Lewis and Municipal Waste's 
Tony Foresta interview each other, Lewis dis- 
closes the inspiration for the song "Cincinatti 
Harmony," saying that the idea fdrmed in his 
head after constantly hearing a former boss 

tell tiles <)t all the material things she liked to 

In telling about the origin of the song. 
Lewis said "it developed into hatred toward 
all the people who are so eager to tell you 
how great their liv es are, and they act like they 
care about what you have going on so they can 
feel better about themselves. I've been tossed 
around a lot by past and present employers, 
and kind of betrayed by what is considered 
a career and all that... I found out a beer and 
some friends [kind of] take the sting away 
from that " One of the most telling lines in 
"Cincinnati Harmony" say. "Booze on my 
breath, holes in my shoes, make no mistake, 
better off than you." 

"Expect the Worst" also deals with the 
loss of friends to the lifestyle it so adamantly 
opposes. The song "It Really Couldn't Be Any 
Other (We'll F**k You like Superman)" deals 
with friends abandoning the iif'estyle of their 
youths, referring to friends as kids: ""Now that 
the kids are gone, we go through less alco- 
hol, and my prescription for Lorazepam lasts 
two weeks longer .And at 4 a.m.. 1 won't get 
shaken i,wake by a reminder of how cool I vvas 
when 1 was his age." 

It is a shame and a half thai the Dopamines 
are not a more widely-known band than they 
are. Their refusal to surrender the fun things 
in life is a timeless concept, and one that every 
person can relate to. ""Expect the Worst" is set 
to go down as one of the quintessential albums 
of pop-punk. 

Ellie Rulon-Miller can he ivached at ellietu 
daih collegian com 

By jLKns GAiiNON 

Ci'Llti.l^S SlAl-V 

The Dopamines* newest album, "Expect the Worst." has been extremelv well-received since its debut in June. 2010. It is riddled with in-vour- 
facc attitude that n;jects societal norms in terms of what is acceptable as a career and life path. 

The nominees for the 83rd 
Academy Awards are in. 

Despite a year with no movie 
that distinctly stands out amongst 
its peers. David Fincher and "The 
Social Network" have been clean- 
ing up at the early award shows. 
While not an extraordinary year in 
cinema, the Academy of Motion 
Picture .Arts and Sciences could 
provide a few surprise picks, as 
they already have with their nom- 

One year after the .Academy 
chose to nominate 10 films for 
Best Picture for the first time 
since 194.^. the category is full 
of nomination-worthy films, but 
doesn't have one that stands like 
some films in the past have. 

The clear favorites are "'The 
Social Network." (which has 
already won at both the Golden 
Globes and the Critics Choice 
Awards). "Black Swan" and "The 
King's Speech." A potential dark 
horse no pun intended for Best 
Picture are Joel and Ethan Coen's 
""True Grit." The western did not 
receive a single nomination in any 
category at the Globes, yet it is 
up for 10 Oscars, second to ""The 
King's Speech. " which is nomi- 
nated for 12 awards. While the 
tale of Mark Zuckerberg's rise to 
world domination is definitely in 
the lead for the biggest award of 
the night, don't be too surprised 
if the Academy chooses "Black 
Swan" or "The King's Speech." 

Colin Firth, who plays the 
tongue-fumbling King George 
\l in "The King's Speech." and 
Natalie Portman, as the elegantly- 
psychotic Nina Sayers in "Black 
Swan." are nearly shoo-ins for the 
Best .Actor and Actress awards, 
respectively. Their nominations 
come as no surprise to anyone as 
both have already taken home two 
awards for their performances, 
and neither have any real compe- 
tition in iheir categories. 

It should be noted, how- 
ever, that the Academy made 
a few different selections than 
the Hollywood Foreign Press 
Association (HFPA) made for 
the (ilobes. Ryan Gosling ("Blue 
Valentine") and Halle Berry 
(""Frank and Alice"") were not 
nominated for an Oscar in the 
categories and were respective- 
ly replaced by Javier Bardem 
(""Biutiful"") and Annette Bening 
("The Kids Are All Right"). 

The nominations for Best 
Supporting Actor and .Actress also 
have almost clear-cut winners as 
Christian Bale, for his emotional 
performance as Boston-native 
Dicky Ekiund in "The Fighter, '" 

and Melissa Leo as his moth- 
er in the same film. Geoffrey 
Rush ("The King's Speech "l and 
Jeremy Renner ("fhe lown") are 
the only other actors to be nomi- 
nated for Best Supporting Actor at 
each the Critic's Choice, fjolden 
Globe. Screen .\chn Guild and 
Academy .Awards, but are still 
unlikely to be recognized consid- 
ering the powerful performance 
by Bale. On the other hand. Mila 
Kunis (""Black Swan") was not 
chosen as a nominee for Best 
Supporting .Actress, a category 
she was nominated for at the 
other three ceremonies. She was 
snubbed in favor of the vDung 
Hailee Steinfeld for her break- 
out performance in "True Cirit." 
She won the Best ^oung .Actor 
Actress at the Critic's Choice 
Awards, and could prov ide anoth- 
er dark horse v ictorv for the latest 
Coen Brothers' film 

The thickest category of nomi- 
nees is without question for Best 
Director. While their films didn't 
necessarily blow up the Box 
(Office, their outstanding work on 
these films is undeniable The 
nominees are Darren Aronofsky 
("'Black Swan"). David O. Russell 
("The Fighter"). Tom Hooper 
(""The King's Speech). Joel and 
Ethan Coen ("True Grit") and 
of course. David Fincher (""The 
Social Network"). 

Fincher is the favorite to win 
so far after taking home a Ciolden 
Globe and a Critic's ( hvnce 
.Award for the film. Each o{ these 
directors, however, did magnifi- 
cent work on each of their respec- 
tive films, and it would come 
with little surprise if someone 
other than Fincher took home the 
award. "The Social Network" was 
put together beautifully and was 
a clean, accurate portrayal of the 
setting although ihc same prob- 
ably isn't true with regards lo 
Facebook 's real story. 

Aronofsky seems to be the 
most likely director to upset 
Fincher. but Russell. Hooper 
and the Coen Brothers aren't 
far behind. Christopher Nolan 
("Inception") and Danny Boyle 
("127 Hours") were not nomi- 
nated for the award, but with such 
great work bv an all-si;ir cast of 
directors, it's not terriblv surpris- 

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awards, watch the Screen .Actors 
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Thursday, January 27, 201 1 

Turnovers result in Temple 
blowout over Minutewomen 

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("he Massachiisetis women's basketball leain look on 
I cmple un WodiicMiay ai the Mullins Center in an Atlantic 
KKuiik-riMKC battle. 

While tip oil was moved up to 5:00 p.m. due to 
inelemeiil weuther. the LniserMt) of Massachusetts was 
unable to ad\.uice in tlie A- 10 standings. The Owls 
leimmed uiideteated in A- 10 play with a 76-48 victory 
over the Miiuiiewomen. 

Ihe game stained out close with the 
.Minutewomen i<y-\'^. 2-4 in .A- 10) leading 
11-7 after seven minutes ot play. I'he L'Mass 
defense had the Owls (14-6, 5-0 in A- 10) 
confused, forcing tliein to take bad shots trom 
bevond the perimeler. 

We started oil well and were leading but it sc-ems like 
.Wieii our ollense gets bad. eserything else gels bad as 
,^cll." coach Sharon Daw ley said. 

Ihmgs went downhill from there for the Maroon and 
V\ hite The Owls went on an S-0 scoring run to take a 
15-11 lead. The I Mass ollense looked disoriented as 
turnovers became a serious problem, finishing the first half 
with 14 ti)lal. The Owls tcxik advantage of Minutewomen 
mistakes by sconng 2.^ points olV turnovers in the first half 

LMass relied heavily in the first half on points in the 
paint, sconng 16 of its 24 down low. Sophomore center 
Jasmine Watstm had a scary moment in the beginning 
of the game when she fell to the ground and grabbed her 
knee, but she was able to recover and continue to play. 
Watson chipped m four points in the first half while Shakia 
Robinson came off the bench to add six. UMass trailed at 

Temple 76 


the intermission 40-24. 

Temple stayed hot in the second half as they extend- 
ed their lead to a game-high .M) points. UMass was 
unable to come within 16 points for the remainder ol the 
game. W iih 4« ptnnts, the Minutewomen tied their worst 
offensive perfomiance of the season while also commit- 
ting .^2 turnovers. "32 turnovers in one game are just 
not acceptable, you're going to lose to anybody if you 
play like that, " Dawley said, "ruming the ball over to 
an elite team like Temple 32 times means youre going 
to get blown out." 

Only two UMass players were 
in double-figures: Cerie Mosgrove had a 
team-high 1 3 and Robinson added 1 1 off 

ihe bench. 1 he starters combined for just 

26 points while Robinson, Marisa Stabile, 
Kelly Robinson and lalen Watson all saw 
quality minutes on the hardwixxl. 

"The starters just weren't gwxl, and when you have 
bad starters you go to ihe beiich and look for them to step 
up." Dawley said "If the starters continue to play this 
poorly then we look to something else that will work." 

UMass was outpkiyed in nearly every statistical cat- 
egory. The Owls had the edge in points in the paint 42-24 
and Temple scored 35 points off of turnovers including 
1 H on the fast break. 

"We're going to run in practice for every turnover we 
had tonight," Dawley said. "32 turnovers are not accept- 
able and they are going to pay for it and realize that we 
need more urgency." 

.Uiclnifl Coumis can he reached at mcomos(<v^tu- 
Jcnl umass.edu. 

From Canada to Massachusetts, 
Filiou makes smooth transition 

FILIOU from page 8 

In his first semester on campus, 
I iliou said he was a little ner- 
vous about meeting his teammates 
and new coaches, but the transi- 
tion onto the squad has been easy, 
thanks in part lo his experience 
away from home and the nature of 
the players on his team. 

"He's a great teammate," 
(irace! added. "He's definitely a 
guy who's going to be a leader on 
this team. He's a guy who likes to 
lead by example." 

His first season at UMass has 
been productive, though not in 
statistical categories. Filiou has 
played in eight out of 1 1 games this 
season and has taken over major- 

ity of faceoff duties when he is 
on the ice. He has only netted one 
goal, but C'ahoon praises his work 
ethic, maturity and natural ability, 
saying that, with some experience, 
Ihe game will become even more 
instinctual for him. 

"1 think the best part of his 
game is that he's pretty trustwor- 
thy," Cahoon said "[As far as get- 
ling in position], he's pretty '<>und. 
He doesn't make a lot of mistakes 
with where he is on the ice and 
supporting his players." 

Being a native of Montreal, 
Filiou grew up idolizing the 
Canadians and said his ultimate 
goal is to be drafted and play lor 
them. Part of his workout regimen 
at UMass is designed to prepare 
him for professional play and he is 

dedicated to improving on a day- 
to-day basis. 

"I really want to go pro," Filiou 
said. "I want to get better everyday. 
I was a little bit better offensively 
when 1 was playing in Vancouver, 
and it's something I'm working on 

Filiou may have lacked a typical 
family environment growing up. 
but 111 the mean time, he's found a 
new family and a sense of belong- 
ing in .\mherst and is focused on 
enjoying life as a Minuteman "So 
far. It's been a really great time." 
Filiou said. "I love everybody I've 
met here and I'm really happy I 
picked UMass over everywhere 

Mike W'oiid can he reached at 
mwo<>d(a .student, umass edu 


UMass fi>rward Shakia Robinson (15) ji.ckeys for position in the paint ajsainst Temple. Robinson was one 
of two Minutewonun to score at lea-st ten points against the Owls. 

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women's track and field teams will 
ira\cl to Roxbury. MA this Friday 
to compete in the Reebok Boston 
Indoor Games at 3:30 p.m. This 
will be the third competition for 
both squads as they look to com- 
pete against 1 2 to 1 5 schools, all of 
which are primarily located in the 

Ken O'Brien, the men's coach, 
said although it's clear the team 
has not reached its full potential 
yet. there has been a substantial 
amount of good performances. The 
distance medley relay team had the 
most notable performance. Last 
week at the (jrcat Dane Invitational 
in New York, Seniors Daniel Barry, 
Sean Duncan, Scott VanderMolen 
and sophomore Joe Doyle qualified 
for the 1C4A Championships that 
will be held in March with a time 
of 10:09:13. 

O'Brien said Friday will most 
likely be the last meet when he and 
the other coaches evaluate what 
everybody's events will be for the 
stretch run. 

"(11 still like to e.xperiinent with 
another event or two," O'Brien 

With the team of Barry, Duncan, 
VanderMolen and Doyle having 
already qualified for lC4A's in the 
distance medley relay, Friday's 
race will not be a major concern. 

"Relays will probably be a little 
less stacked or loaded [on Friday]," 
O'Brien said. 

During the first third of the 
season. O'Brien said it's important 
10 start developing the individual 
event. O'Brien also said Friday is 
an opportunity lo "evaluate and 
build the versatility of the team." 

"We're optimistic about where 
we will be able to go," O'Brien 

It IS not yet confimied what 
teams the Minutemcn will be 
competing against, but O'Brien 
expects that the northeastern to 
non-northeastern school ratio will 
be around 4:1. 

mostly northeastern schools at the 

For this meet O'Brien considers 
any finish within the top five a suc- 

On the women's side, coach 
Julie LaFreniere said both of their 
relays are looking fairly strong. 

Friday's 4x400m relay \^ill 
include junior Deanna Julian, 
sophomore Michelle Jenssen and 
freshmen Meghan Leahy and 
Sarah Bittennan. LaFreniere said 
that Leahy and Bitterman have 
been holding their own in their 
first indoor track season. 
LaFreniere said that these meets 
earlier in the season are good 
practice for May's .Atlantic 10 
Championships, where many ath- 
letes will have to participate in 
more than one event. 

Which teams will be compet- 
ing against the Minutewomen on 
Friday is also unknown; howev- 
er, it is likely the team will face 
a similar situation lo the men's 
meet, where most of ifie teams 
will be coming from the northeast. 
One team out of the northeast 
LaFreniere expects to be there is 
the University of South Florida, 

Teams closer in proxim- 
ity that generally compete are 
Boston College, New Hampshire 
University, Brown University and 
Harvard University. 

Whoever ends up showing up lo 
compete, LaFreniere thinks it will 
be beneficial for the Minutewomen. 
"Better competition will make 
our athletes better," LaFreniere 

"No matter what event there 
should be good competition. " 

Assistant coach David Jackson 
places his focus on jumps and 
multi-events, and he said junior 
Chrissy Silvar is ready lo make 
some good jumps, having just 
moved into fifth place all-time for 
UMass in the pole vault with a leap 
of 11' 2". 

Jackson also said senior 
Stephanie Aguguo is also ready 
to take her triple jumps lo the next 

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FrcNhmaii forward Eric Filiou ha* ovurconu- much advcrsit\' on his way to becominK a respected member 
of the MassiichuMtts men'- hi>ckcv team. Filiou has a .52^ faceoff win rercenia«e. 

ha\c to adjust to a lilc « ithoui his parents and friends, 
but he was forced to do it ail without spcaliing the 
same language as his peers. 

• I he language barrier was there for the first couple 
of years, " Kiliou said "Some way, somehow I ended 
up being team captaui there in my first year, when I 
could barely speak I nglish. It was extremely hard at 
points to relate to the guys when I couldn't talk to 
them, but I worked through it and we had some great 
years of hockey." 

filiou first learned to skate at age four, when his 
lather, Laurent, look him out on the ice in his backyard 
in Montreal, which freezes o\er for most of the winter 
Laurent taught his son how to glide and move on the 
ice and when he got older, how to handle a slick. 

"(firic) and his brother came home from daycare 
one day and told us ihey wanted to play." Filiou's 
mother Charlysc Roy said, "ffis father had never 
really played before, bui the kids knew how to skate 
and wauled to learn So they went out in the backyard 
and they played." 

As the years passed and he progressed through 
youth hockey. Filiou demonstrated an adept under- 
standing of the game and developed a keen sense of 
proper positioning and in-game strategy, ffe learned to 
move around the ice to put himself in better position 
to score goals, and improved his skating and stick- 

In the last 10 years, Massachusetts' hockey player 
firic Filiou has lived in C anada. Furope and the United 
States, but the one place he hasn't lived during that 
decade is the onl> place he can truly call home. 

When he was 1 1-years-old. filiou left his home 
in Montreal and eserylhing he knew behind to learn 
Fnglish and develop his hockey skills in a setting 
completely diflcreni from what he was accustomed to. 

fie found himself at Alhol Murray College of 
Notre Dame for high school in Saskatchewan. Canada 
where everylliing was new to him. Ihe language, the 
people and in particular, the lifestyle were all foreign. 
All Filiou had known was the huslle-and-bustle of 
Montreal and the immense cityscape. When he arrived 
in Wilcox, a small village in Saskatchewan, he was 
greeted with vast farmlands and a population just over 
300 people. 

"It was a big change." Filiou said "To go from all 
the big buildings [in downtown Montreal] to all the 
farms and barns and tractors [in Saskatchewan] was 
almost surreal Hut it did me well." 

Heing a native of Montreal. Filiou's first language 
was French, which is not typically spoken in Canada 
outside of the major cities in Quebec. Not only did he 

handling skills with regular training, (irowing more 
passionate about the sport w ith each passing day, he 
ultimately decided he wanted to pursue hockey and 
made up his mind to lake his game as far as he could. 

"ffe was always best at skating, but he was a leader 
among the kids early on too." Charlyse said, "ffe spent 
a lot of time outside, skipping rope, rollerblading, jog- 
ging and sprinting. A lot of his time was dedicated to 
getting belter at hockey." 

fiut the decision came with a price. 

"It was hard. Very hard." Charlyse said. "1 was 
thinking the best for me would be to have [Fric and 
his brother] stay in Montreal, but the best interest for 
them was to let them leave Fxperiencing life, learning 
Fnglish, which is the business language and [becom- 
ing independent) was the best idea for them." 

ffockey was Filiou's stabilizer amongst a whirl- 
wind of change. 

ffe immersed himself in his favorite game as a 
way of coping with the stress that surrounded him. 
He spent countless hours on the ice, skating back- 
and-forth, working to perfect his craft. Sometimes he 
joined in pick-up games with neighborhood kids, and 
what began as a family tradition, quickly developed 
into not only an escape, but also, a way of life. 

'That was a big step," Filiou said. "I was II 
[years old], couldn't speak Fnglish. living two prov- 
inces away from my family. It's pretty crazy, looking " 
back now. I can't believe I did it. but I'm really glad 
I did it." 

Throughout high school in Saskatchewan. Filiou 
continued to develop his skills, while also maturing 
into adulthood. When his parents divorced, he was 
forced to deal with the pain and uncertainty of family 
life Already so far from home, he was removed from 
any direct contact, but the emotional side eflects still 
look a toll on him and forced him to become tougher 
as an indiv idual. 

ffe began to gradually increase his muscle mass by 
skating and lifting weights. Filiou played lacrosse for 
four years as well. Filiou stuck diligently to a workout 
schedule consisting of conditioning drills and intense 
running to keep himself in shape for hockey in the 
winter ffe developed a good relationship with his 
hockey coach, who also coached the lacrosse team, 
and was able to relate most of his lacrosse drills 
directly to hockey training. 

During Filiou's off hours, he made sure to keep 
his parents, particularls his mother, updated on his 
life. They spoke esery day. which helped bridge the 
geographical gap that separated them. 

"I saw the kids every month," Charlyse said 
•Whether we went to a game or they visited Montreal 
for a weekend. We talked i)n the phone, emailed and 
talked over cell phone. He had a calling card too." 

Filiou was also fortunate enough to live next door 
to Phil Lecavalier, brother of current NHL player, 

Vincent Lecavalier while in high school. Vincent, who 
plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning, practiced with his 
brother and taught him everything he knew when he 
was growing up. In turn, Phil, who was Filiou's age. 
helped him fine-tune his game and grasp some of the 
more finesse tactics. 

When Filiou graduated high school and moved to 
Vancouver, he lived with a host family on Vancouver 
Island and played for a team based in the city of 
Nanaimo He didn't know it at the time, but in a game 
against Port Alberni, he would come face-to-face with 
another player, firanden Gracel, who would end up 
being his roommate at UMass in his freshman year. 

"Funny enough, we didn't know each other, but 
we found out that we played against each other back 
in Canada, so it's a good little connection we've got 
there," Gracel said. In two seasons playing for the 
Clippers, Filiou won the British Columbia Hockey 
League Championship and the BCHL Rookie of the 
Year while playing with former Minuteman Matt 
Irwin, who first sold UMass to the young forward 
Filiou played one more season in the BCHL the fol- 
lowing year in Penticton before taking Irwin's advice 
and exploring his opportunity to play hockey in the 
U.S. Filiou believed 

He had a better chance of fulfilling his dream of 
playing in the National Hockey League if he attended 
an American university. 

•I had considered [playing in the U.S.] when 1 was 
younger," Filiou said. "I know we have great hockey 
back [in Canada] and 1 love it, but the U.S. hockey 
scholarship is just so much better than the Canadian 
one It's recognized by a lot of different places if you 
want to move on and go play pro." 

He went to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test and 
scouted schools in Hockey Fast, in what UMass head 
coach Don Cahoon calls, "the best hockey conference 
in the country, without a doubt" 

Since French is his first language, he received a 
boost on the English section of his exam, qualify- 
ing him to receive ofYers from Ivy League schools 
like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, but none of them 
attracted his attention. 

Instead, Filiou committed to UMass in 2008, and 
after arriving on campus as a freshman this fall, it 
exceeded his expectations in just about every way. 
He also credits his decision to the unique and player- 
specific coaching style of Cahoon. 

"A lot of coaches, when you come down, don't 
really care about you as a person," Filiou said. "One 
of the things Toot [Cahwn] puts a lot of emphasis on 
is how good of people his players are. Everyone here 
is actually a good person and nobody has their own 

See FILIOU on page 6 

Minutemen cruise by Bonnies 
for 4th conference victory 



Maybe the Massachusetts 
men's basketball team should 
have travel issues more often. 

Whether it was the delayed 
landing or noi, ihe Minutemen 

(12-7,' 4-2 Atlantic 

10) earned another 
conference \ iciory. 
7S-69, against S^nnt 
Bonaventure on 

Wednesday night 

"It was a good road 
win after a weird couple of days 
tying to get here." UMass coach 
Derek Kellogg said. 

"I thought that was a good 
basketball game and bi>th teams 
played really hard." Kellogg con- 
tinued. "I thought our UMass team 
played. 1 don't want to say as well 
as we can. but almost as good as 
we can as far as how we attacked 
offensively. ■" 

U'Mass rclitxl hea\il> on 
.Anthony (iurlcv (2H poiiHs) to get 
the job done against the Honnics 

This is Ihe 17th lime in the last 
I*) games that Cuirley has led the 
Minutemen in scoring. 

"fhe last couple of days 
haven't been easy for us but wc 
stuck together as a family, and as 
a team ... I couldn't be happier. " 
Ciurlcy said. 

(iurley wasn't 
the only high scorer 
for the Minutemen 
ihough. as first half 
efforts by Javorn 
Farrell (16 points) 
gave them some bas- 
kets before Gurley took over the 

"He played like a senior, he 
played like a big-iime player 
today." Kellogg said. 

The Minutemen controlled the 
first five minutes of the second 
half until the Bonnies started a 
run lo close the once 1 1 -point gap 
down to two following a Michael 
D.iNcnporl 3-pointer. 

Davenport's lead-slimmer did 
little though for the game as the 
Maroon and White picked up the 

pace and led the way ..ir a 12-2 
run to tly past the Bonnies. 

Ihe game featured a well- 
shooting Minutemen side (28-for- 
5.3). however their 3-p*)int shoot- 
ing suffered (near 33 percent) as 
the result of the Bonnies defense. 

Kellogg attributed much of 
the success to the seniors of the 

"I hope that it shows that we're 
maturing some." Kellogg said. 

The Minutemen jumped out 
early in the first half, conjuring a 
lO-point lead with nine minutes 
remaining until halftime otT9-for- 
IX shooting and going 4-for-6 
from beyond the arc within that 
tune span. 

While the lead shortened to 
eight points before half. UMass 
held on due to its variety in scor- 
ers as nine players contributed in 
Ihe first 20 minutes, (iurley and 
Correia led the team with eight 
and six points, respectively. 

The Minutemen shot 16-lor- 
31 in the first half, going 4-for-'> 
from the perimeter. The bench 


UMass forward Javorn Farrell (10) looks for a rebound in a game against Richmond earlier this season. 
Farrell is averaging 10.1 points and four refniunds per game. 

helped UMass shoot well during 
the first half as they contributed 
10 points. 

Rebounding proved to be influ- 
ential for the Minutemen with both 
Sampson and Sean Carter leading 
Ihe charge (four rebounds each). 
Seven of UMass' 15 rebounds 
came on the offensive side of the 

Unlike their recent perfor- 
mances, the Minutemen put away 
10 second-chance points against 
the Bonnies in the first to help add 
to their lead. 

Defensively, UMass held 
SBU from making any danger- 
ous moves towards the lead. The 
Bonnies shot 8-for-25 in the first, 
with a pair of points coming from 

the bench and the same amount 
from second-chance opportuni- 

The Minutemen will have 
another shot at downing an A- 10 
opponent when they take on 
Rhode Island on Sunday at 4 p.m. 
at the Mullins Center. 

Herh Scribner can he reached 
at hscrihnefa^student. umass. edu. 

Younger players log more minutes on court 

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Ihe Miissaehuseits women's 
basketball !e;ini has a starl- 
ing five lh;ii can usually score 
points, but even Ihe most potent 
offense can si.ill and fortunately 
for the Minutevvomcn. they have 
a bench that can step up and 
play well when necessary 

In two out of the last three 
games. UMass has recorded at 
least three plaver. in d^i i- 
rieiires in points 

In a game against S.imi 
Louis, four players reached 
double-digits and three of them 
were everyday starters. Senior 
Cerie Mosgrovc has gone 10 
consecutive games with at lea i 
10 points, and guard Megan 
Zullo is iiist live 3-poinlci> 
away from the school's all-tiine 
record in a single season. 

\ci in Wednesday night's 
matchup against fcmplc. the 
inlcnsitv and fire thai makes 

the starting five so good was 
■ibsenl from the Mullins Center 
Vlosgrove was the high scorer in 
the game, but managed only 13 
points, the same number as the 
other four players combined 

"(The starters) weren't 
good." UMass head coach 
Sharon Davvley said. "With a 
bad starter, you might as well go 
see if there's somebody better 
on the bench than a bad starter." 

Instead, it was the sixth, sev- 
enth and eight players off the 
bench who paced the offense 
Two of those players are fresh- 
men and Ihe other, Shakia 
Robins(m. is a sophomore wh<> 
tallied jusi over I Ot) minutes all 
of lasi season. 

'It's .ilwavs i;iM>d to see 
a young kid gelling better." 
Daw ley said. "There have been 
moments where we can visu- 
ally see that a kid is getting 
heller I see them getting better 
with a good offseason and a 
uood summer." 

UM freshman guard Kellv Rohiason ( M tries to shtHrt over a defender in 
a game earlier this seaMin. Robinson is one of six freshmen on the rosier. 

The highest point total off 
the bench came from Robinson, 
who has played just as much 
as any starter this season while 
filling in for injured forward 
.lasmine Watson for much of the 
year. Robinson scored 11 points 
and added an assist, a steal, 
and a block in the paint. In a 
game against Saint .loseph's last 
week, she poured in 25 points 
off the bench and was the team's 
leading scorer. 

Freshmen Talen Watson and 
Kelly Robinson each played 
over 10 minutes in the contest, 
jumping at the opportunity to 
lead the offensive attack and 
coordinate the team's play on 
both ends of the court. Watson 
netted four points and moved 
the ball successfully against the 
Owl defense and Robinson con- 
tributed five points and three 

"Talent was good today off 
the bench," Daw ley said. "Like 
I said in the locker room, if the 

starters continue to play this 
badly, a kid like that is going 
to come right in and take away 
minutes from them. She came 
off the bench and played well, 
and she's going to get more 

Even freshman Sara English, 
who doesn't play much unless 
.lasmine Watson, Mosgrove and 
Shakia fall apart in front of her, 
has come in and asserted her- 
self. Although she had no points 
against Temple, Dawley praised 
her efforts and envisions that 
she will continue to help the 
team off the bench in the future. 

"I think with freshman it's 
day-to-day." Dawley said. 
"Freshman could come in and 
play well against Temple or be 
deathly afraid of Temple. Sara 
may have been a little intimi- 
dated today, but against Saint 
Joe's she was fantastic. She'll 
be fine." 

Michael Wood can he reached 
al nnwoodiasludent. umass.edu. 





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You say tomato, I say Salmonella. 

Between l«W6 and 200K, 14 01X4 
produce-related outbreaks of food- 
bome illness were linked to tomatoes, 
according to a report released by 
the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA) in 2(XW. 

Although the popular fruit 
was proven innocent during the 
Salmonelb scare of 2008, in which 
1 ,440 people fell ill (the likely culprit: 
jalapefio pepper>), it's been linked 
to 20 Salmonella outbreaks since 
1990, according to the website for 
the Center for Science in the Public 
Interest. Lynne Mcl.andsborough 
of the University of Massachusetts 
department of fcxxl science wants to 
lindoutwhy and how Salmonella- 
tainted tomatoes make it from the 
field to the supcmiarket. 

McLandsborough, an associate 
prt)fessor who also serves as the 
department's undergraduate pro- 
gram director, will soon be start- 
ing research on the transfer of 
Salmonella to tomatoes during pack- 
aging and transport. The C enter for 
Prixluce Safety (CPS). a research 
group at the University of California 
Davis, has granted her $235,787 to 
fund the project. 

"I started flunking about it and, 
you know, produce, you can take a 
piece of lettuce and smash it down 
and It breaks, it becomes a very dif- 
ferent environment. So we have 
come up with a system that's going 
to be kind of non-invasive," said 

The system, now a prototype, is 
a chute design, "like a slide," said 

McLandsborough. The professor 
and her team of researchers plan to 
contaminate the surface of the slide 
with Salmonella and roll the toma- 
toes over it to see if the conuaption 
helps tomatoes to resist contamina- 
tion. They will also be testing difler- 
ent plastics, such as those used for 
harvest bins and gloves, to find out 
which surfaces Salmonella thrives 
on and which levels of abrasion 
make tomatoes most vulnerable to 

Members of Mcl^ndsborough's 
research team include Julie Cioddard, 
another professor at the department of 
food science, Wes Autio, a professor 
at the department of plant and soil sci- 
ences and two post-doctoral research- 
ers, one from Cornell University and 
one from Ireland. 

Goddard. an assistant pmfessor 
who sptx-ializes in food packaging, 
recogni/es the myriad of ways in 
which lixxl can become contaminated 
during transport. 

'"Hven in minimally-processed 
food materials, our HkxI touches a lot 
of stutT." said Cioddard. 

While working as a research engi- 
neer from 1999 to 2003 at Kraft 
FoixLs in Tarrylown. N.Y.. (joddard 
witnessed firsthand the mechanics of 
food production. She wondered about 
the ease with w hich st) much food and 
packaging could potentially become 
contaminated, and became interested 
in "how we can reduce the likeli- 
hood of contaminating material," said 

Bonnie Fernandez, the executive 
director of the CPS, shares Goddard's 

"We're like a iiesource for all pol- 
icy makers and consumer awareness 

Hampshire prof, 
dies suddenly 

Hampshire College photog- 
raphy professor Robert Seydel, 
died today, according to the 
Daily Hampshire Gazette. 

"Professor Seydel was a very 
kind gentle person and dedicated 
professor known for his probing 
intellect and dedication to his 
students," said FUaine Thomas, 
director of communications at 

"The community is very sad- 
dened by the loss and will great- 
ly miss him." 

According to Hampedia.com, 
Seydel was an assistant photog- 
raphy professor of photography 
and film, held a B.A. in English 
from New York University and 

an M.F.A. in photography from 
the Rhode Island School of 

He also taught at the 
University of Massachusetts 
Dartmouth and University of 
Connecticut for a period. 

The medical report detailing 
the cause of death hav c not sur- 
faced yet, but officials say there 
were no unusual circumstances 
surrounding this unfortunate loss 
to the Five College Community. 

The Massachusetts Daily 
Collegian will update this story 
as more information is made 

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This tomato has taken III with Salmonella. University professor 
Lynne McLandsborough works to prevent this plague. 

groups on tiie fixMit-line," Fernandez 
said of the CPS. 

Fernandez said that the goal of 
the CPS is to provide the research 
and scientific evidence necessary for 
fanners and government agencies to 
make educated decisions about tbod 

Optimistic about the progress 
of tbod safet> in the United States, 
Fernandez said there is "an increased 
ability to detect and report food safct>' 
events" in the country. For its part, the 
CPS pnoritiz.es funding for research 
concerning ftuiLs and vegetable> that 
have been connected to recent out- 
breaks of food-bome illnesses, said 

Another portion of the CPS' grant 
money will go towards conducting 
a survey of tomato farmers in the 
United States, said McLandsborough. 
The researchers will try to find out 
how farmers clean and sanitiz.e their 
tomato plants. They will then test 
the most common of those meth- 
odologies in a labtiratory. Those 
methods that produce the cleanest 

tomatoes may be recorded and sent 
to the CPS and then to some of 
its major partners and organizations 
trom which it receives funding, which 
include the United States IX-partment 
of Agriculture (USDA), said 
McLandsborough . 

Although rcseaa'h was slated to begin 
this month, McLandsborough said 
thai the money is mit on campus yci 
and that she and her research teain. in 
coordination with the Universit>, arc 
still in the process of establishing 
acciHints. "It's kind of how i^esearch 
works," she said. 

But the waiting period is rnii with- 
out its perks. McLandsborough was 
invited recently by the CPS to par- 
ticipate in a two-day teleconference in 
February on tomato safety a confer- 
ence in which the FDA and the USDA 
will participate. Ekcause research at 
the university level is often times 
very regionalized. McLaixlsborough 
appreciates that the CPS operates on 
a national level. 

Lily Hickx can he reached at 
lhick\(ajstudent. umais.edu. 

Guitar gold 

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Guitarists jam out in front of the Hampden Gallery entertaining 
students passing visiting the convenience store. 


Students get A in 'BS' 

Bv SiMONK Shknny 

Cx'l IHilAN StAH 

Many college students 
today are finding that while 
they haven't improved aca- 
demically, they have learned 
how to eflfectively "BS" assign- 
ments. Some academic schol- 
ars have ventured to illuminate 
an apparent lapse in critical 
thinking seen throughout the 
higher education system. 

Recent research showed 
45 percent of college students 
do not make significant prog- 
ress in written communica- 
tions, analytical reasoning or 
critical thinking in the first two 
years of college, says two aca- 
demic scholars in their new- 
book, "Academically .Adrift: 
Limited Learning on College 

The botik just hit the shelv es 
this month. 

The authors, Richard Anim 
and Josipa Roksa. conduct- 
ed research by having 2.300 
students attending different 
four-year colleges and uni- 
versities take an exam enti- 
tled the Collegiate Learning 
Assessment (CLA). This test 
is designed to assess students' 
analytical reasoning, critical 
thinking, communication writ- 
ing skills and other skills meant 
to be taught in higher educa- 

This group of students 

underwent suindardized assess- 
ment within their first year of 
college and then again near the 
end of their second year The 
findings in the analysis of about 
2,3(X) students at 24 universi- 
ties and colleges were negative. 
Forty-five percent of students 
who took the test showed no 
significant improvement in the 
above range of skills. 

Madeleine Maggio, a junior 
theater major, has doubts about 
the results of the research. "If 
that statistic exists then it could 
be coming from something that 
IS true, but then what arc we 
doing here? I feel like I have 
grown a lot inixn being in col- 
lege and have learned a lot," 
Maggio said. 

"College has changed the 
way I think about things in 
general." On the other hand, 
another student felt dilTcrently. 

"I leam more outside my 
classes than inside because I 
read a lot." said Ben Davis, an 
Lnglish majorat the U'niversity 
of Massachusetts. 

Arum is a professor of soci- 
ology and education at New 
York University and Roksa is 
assistant profcsstir of siK'iology 
at the University of Virginia. 
They conducted their research 
through the CLA which is a 
part of the Council for Aid to 
Lducation (C.AH). a non-profit 
organization based out of New 
York City 

According to the CAE 
website, cae.org/content/about. 
htm, its function is to conduct 
research on higher education 
and advance corporate support 
of higher education. 

Also, the CAE is focusing 
on improving access and qual- 
ity in higher education. 

The researchers believe the 
CLA is crucial to this focus. 
The goal of the CLA is to help 
college and university facul- 
ties such as department chairs, 
schtH)l administrators and any- 
one else concerned with mak- 
ing improvements to learning, 
teaching and educational skills. 

There are four parts to the 
C LA scoring cnteria. The first 
is analytical reasoning which 
tests one's ability tt) inierjiret. 
analyze and evaluate the qual- 
ity of infonuation. Second is 
writing elTeciiveness where 
one would constmct and orga- 
nize logical and understandable 
arguments. Third is writing 
mechanics where it is neces- 
sary to demonstrate a strong 
knowledge of the Lnglish lan- 
guage, tense, syntax and other 
factors. And fourth, problem 
solving, takes into consider- 
ation the iiiiptirtance of infor- 
mation and the ability 10 weigh 
that infonnation in order to 
make decisions. 

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reached ul sshennyiU^student. 

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"Where's the beet?" was once a slogan of the 
fast-fotxl restaurant chain Wendy's, in regards to 
the quality of meat of their competitors' products. 
Now, some consumers are asking just that of Taco 

An Alabama law firm has filed a cla.ss-action 
law suit against the fast-food company, that 
claims the "seasoned beef served in its products 
does not contain enough beef to be considered 
beef, seasoned or otherwise. 

According to the lawsuit only 35 percent of 
the beef filling served in tacos was actual beef, 
with the remaining 65 percent consisting of 
ingredients including: water, isolated oat product, 
wheat oats, soy ItHrithin, malttxlextrin, anti-dust- 
ing agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified com 
starch and stxlium phosphate and seasoning. 

For a product to be considered ground beef by 
the US Department of Agnculture's Food Safety 
and Inspection Service, it must be at least 70 per- 
cent beef, not include added water, phosphates or 
binders, and no more than 30 percent fat. 

To be considered taco beef filling, the product 
must contain at least 40 percent fresh meat, and 
the label must display that the prixluct is not 
ground beef, but "taco filling with meal." accord- 

ing to the Department of Agriculture. 

"Taco Bell's definition of 'seasoned beef does 
not conform to consumers' reasonable expecta- 
tion or ordinary- meaning of sea.soned beef, which 
is beef and seasonings." the class-action suit 

In an interview- with the L.A. Times, W Daniel 
"Dee" Miles III. of law- firm Beasley Allen who filed 
the lawsuit said, "You can't call it beef by definition." 
He added, "it's junk. I wouldn't eat it" 

In response to the lawsuit, Taco Bell Corp. 
released a statement on their website. Greg Creed, 
the president and chief concept officer, began the 
statement with. "The lawsuit is bogus and filled 
with completely inaccurate facts " Creed goes on 
to say, "Our seasoned beef recipe contains 88 per- 
cent quality USDA-inspected beef and 12 percent 
seasonings, spices, water and other ingredients 
that provide taste, texture and moisture." 

Creed als<i said in the statement that the com- 
pany plans to take action against the law firm that 
filed the suit. "Unfortunately, the lawyers in this 
case elected to sue first and ask questions later 
and got their 'facts' absolutely wrong. We plan 
to Uike legal action for the false statements being 
made about our food." 

Michelle Williams can be reached at mnwil- 
licKa .student, timass. edu. 

Art is no crime 


Artist Alexia Cota exhibits a new body of work in Hampden Gallery. The exhibit is 
made from used caution tape similar to that of a crime scene. 


2 or More 





"If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all "- Noam Chomsky 

Tase of rage 

■ The South Hadiey 
Police Department was 
given some lasers back in 
November by the Village 
Commons, a company that 
rents office and retail space 
across the road from Mount 
Molyoke College, accord- 
ing to MassLive.com. Also 
MsttheW M. '**^^"''*1'"S 'o MassLive. tas- 

' ers are "non-lethal." 
nOD3r6 This interesting nugget 

of un-truth was actually 
brought to you by Taser International, a 
company that makes millions selling the 
miniature, mobile electric-chairs - I'm 
sorry "neuromuscular incapacitators." 
Remember the first rule of time-trav- 
el safety: keep your incapacitators and 
your iTux capacitors separate and clearlv 

It's just not true that tasers are non- 
lethal. The company website includes only 
one possibility; "Subjects located in the 
water may drown if their ability to move is 

Then again, they would probably blame 
the water if a victim drowns, just to keep 
that "non-lethal" status, regardless of the 
fact that being electrocuted caused the per- 
son to drown. If an arsonist burns down a 
house with a person inside, they're charged 
with murder. No jury, no prosecutor, no 
defense attorney would accept a defense of 
"I'm innocent of murder. The poor man had 
a condition that made him burst into flames 
at the same time the fire I started reached 
his location." 

But arsonists are criminals and police 
officers are law enforcers, so the ordinary 

If you've 
see your ; 
and your 
around c 

rules for those of us not part of that elite 
class - fair trials, standards of evidence, 
prison sentences get waived for offi- 
cers. Three years ago a 29 year-old man 
in Minnesota. Mark C. Backlund, died 
after being tased by police, according to 
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Backlund's 
father. Gordon, said that his son had no 
medical conditions that could have been 
aggravated by a taser. Five state troopers 
on the scene were put on administrative 

In April of 2009. police tased Michael 
Jacobs Jr., a mentally ill man, to death by 
"inadvertently" holding the trigger down to 

Unfortunately for the police, there was 
no convenient medical history or exces- 
sive drug use to pin the death on and the 
Tarrant County, Texas Medical Examiner 
found that Jacobs had suffered "sudden 
death during neuromuscular incapacitation 
due to application of a conducted energy 
weapon" and that it was homicide. 

No jury, no prosecutor, no defense attorney would accept 
a defense of '^I'm innocent of murder. The poor man had 
a condition that made him burst into flames at the same 
time the fire I started reached his location." 

The autopsy was "inconclusive." accord- 
ing to the Associated Press. 

Author William N. Cirigg. who has col- 
lected numerous incidences of death by 
non-lethal weapon, wrote, "Where the death 
was clearly a result of police violence, 
defenders ... take refuge in contrived ambi- 
guity. Whenever a young person dies after 
being subjected to electro-shock torture via 
taser, the public is lectured about the lethal 
effects of 'excited delirium,' a mysterious 
condition that seems to affiict only those 
who are gang-tackled, tased, and otherwise 
abused by police. (While some medical 
examiners accept excited delirium' as a 
valid cause of death, the condition is not 
widely recognized among medical profes- 
sionals apart from those closely associated 
with law enforcement.)" 

ivanted to 
e in print 

However, according to The Kort Worth 
Star-Telegram, a police investigation 
cleared the officers of wrong-doing and a 
grand jury refused to indict them. I bet that 
if one of us taxpayers killed a police otTicer, 
even "inadvertently," we would be indicted 
for murder. A taxpayer wouldn't get placed 
on administrative leave, either. 

There are some big questions here, but 
they're answerable and like many of life's 
mysteries, those answers can be found on 
Cracked.com. In the early 1970s, psychol- 
ogist Philip Zimbardo conducted an exper- 
iment at Stanford University where 12 stu- 
dents were made prisoners and 12 students 
were made prison guards. It was supposed 
to run for two weeks, but Zimtiardo's 
girlfriend made him end it after six days 
because conditions had become so night- 

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nuirish. Pultiiiy people into positions of 
authority over others tends to make them 
more aggressive and less sensitive to the 
feelings of the people they have author- 
ity over. Even worse, the earlier Milgram 
experiment showed that most people are 
willing to follow an authority figure's 
orders even when they are told to do some- 
thing morally repugnant. 

But there's still another part of the taser 
story, coming to us from the Cracked, 
com article "Five popular safety measures 
that don't make you any safer." It's called 
the Peltzman effect and it's where the 
presence of safety regulations increases 
unsafe behavior because people assume 
that because there's a regulation that injurv 
risk has been taken care of. 

So a company markets a dangerous 
weapon as being non-lethal to a group of 
people whose professional careers revolve 
around being in a position of authority 
over others and many of whom, according 
to MSNBC, believe that a war is being 
waged against them. Like mixing weed and 
Adderall, it's a bad combination. 

One of the arguments made by Taser 
International is that officers armed with 
tasers are safer. That may be true, but I 
think that the evidence is clear that when 
officers have tasers, the people aren't 

Sometimes it's more important to be 
protected from the cops than from the crimi- 
nals. I hope the South Hadiey Select Board 
takes that into consideration when they 
make their decision. 

Matthew M. Robare is a Collegian col- 
umnist. He can he reached at mrohare@ 
student, umass. edu. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 201 1 


State of the Union: good or bad? 

Obama full of fantasy Aiming for the future 

President Barack Obama's State of the 
Union address this past Tuesday was unin- 
spiring at best and can be more accurately 
described as an yet another act of Obama. with 
his eyes set on 2012. trying to secure himself 
as u part of the 

Harrison Searles ^'"'^""" ^^T 

^^^^^1^^^^-^— Even though he 
may have stood 
behind the health care reform of last year 
and drives towards green energy, over half 
of his speech was so bland that it would not 
have been surprising had a Republican stood 
in his place speaking the same words. 

Whether it be a lukewarm endorsement 
of deregulation or an attempt to make a 
Reaganesque joke about the clumsy nature 
of regulation, the speech was clearly more 
about re-branding the president as a man 
of the center than providing a thoughtful 
much less controversial summary of the 
past year along with a vision for that to 

Even though Obama's speech may have 
been insipid, there were many points in 
his speech that extrapolated the wrong les- 
sons from history, ignored basics lessons of 
sound economics and were just plain wrong, 
which can be illustrated in his discussion 
of .American research and development. He 
began to speak about the state of American 
technological research by mentioning how 
the Soviet Union beat the United States to 
space with the launch of Sputnik, resulting in 
the Space Race that brought sudden increase 
in the amount the American government 
spent on science and technology. 

However, this is the wrong moral to be 
taken from Sputnik. Obama claimed of 
the Space Race, "after investing in better 
research and education, we didn't just sur- 
pass the Soviets; we unleashed a wave of 
innovation that created new industries and 
millions of new jobs." As innocent as this 
may seem, it is dead wrong because it did 
not take more government investments in 
areas like technology to surpass the Soviet 
Union, the United States had always been 
a far superior economy compared to that 
of what was once referred to as the second 

In reality though, the American reaction 
to Sputnik was an overreaction that was 
fueled not only by Cold Warriors' fear of the 
Soviet military dominating America's, but 
also by academics who taught that the Soviet 
economy was the wave of the future and that 
Sputnik was yet another piece of evidence 
that showed the superiority of an ordered 
Soviet system compared to the anarchy of 
capitalist production. 


When Mikhail (iorbachev launched his 
liberalizing reforms and the Soviet Union 
was finally opened to the West, this delu- 
sion was finally shattered and the collapse of 
the Warsaw Pact and then the Soviet Union 
itself finally showed that it was nothing but 
a paper tiger. The "Sputnik moment" that 
Obama claimed was an example of America 
rising to a challenge was an overreaction. 
Despite the fancy gadgets like satellites. 
ICBMs and boomers the Soviet economy 
could produce, it was a broken society held 
together by violence with a standard of liv- 
ing that made the poorest Americans look 
like kings. 

Furthermore, Obama then went on to 
suggest that an imitation of the heavy expen- 
diture in research and development by the 
government in imitation of the Space Race is 
what is necessary to keep the United States 
at the top of the world economy. As inspiring 
as this may sound, it is absurd. Why would 
anyone want a repetition of the Space Race's 
wasteful spending on things like missiles 
and spacecraft? How did Sputnik help to 
increase the standard of living for the aver- 
age Soviet comrade'.' How did Wemher von 
Braun's rockets increase that of the aver- 
age American'.' The Space Race resulted in 
millions of dollars, back when that amount 
actually meant something, being diverted 
from productive uses in the private economy 
to being launched up into space for nothing 
other than being able to boast to the USSR 
that the USA was first to the moon. 

Mr. President, what will drive the 
American economy forward into the next 
millennium is the same thing which has 
been driving it forward these past decades: 
the ideas of entrepreneurs, not the central 
planning of the government. Only through 
the market process can the technologies of 
tomorrow be discovered, they simply cannot 
be dictated to society by the government. 

Even though a positive "Yes we can" 
attitude may be a secret to the American 
exceptionalism that Obama endorsed in his 
move to the center, he failed to comprehend 
that the secret of the success of America 
over the past century has not simply been the 
existence of that attitude, but how it has been 
channeled. It is through allowing human 
creativity to blossom within the markets that 
multiple solutions to a problem facing soci- 
ety can compete for consumers rather than 
having a single plan imposed by the govern- 
ment's technocrats that the United States will 
thrive in the years to come. 

Harri.son Searles is a Collegian colum- 
nist. He can he reached at hsearles^studenl. 

Before I address the promises pro- 
posed, economic upturns optimistically 
stated and ideals propelled in President 
Barack Obama's Stale of the Union 
address Tuesday night, I would first like 
to say how thank- 

Chelsea Whitton •""' ^-^ '>*'""''^ '"^ 

^^— ^^— ^-^^ tor the country we 
live in. The media 
rarely addresses any amount of grateful- 
ness each of us should have and U.S. 
citizens with access to a college educa- 
tion, to clean water, the digital age and 
to the opportunity to make something of 
ourselves should address these privileges 
before criticizing the government's poli- 

I think it may be fair to say the 
nation now has a general sentiment that 
"together," as Obama said often during 
the speech, is the only way we will move 
forward economically, socially, environ- 
mentally and technologically. The future 
is about making America "a better place 
to do business." he said. 1 think this is 
both an economic step in the right direc- 
tion as well as progress for our place in 
the international markets. 

President Obama's speech was vague 
when it came to specific cuts in funds for 
federal budgets and military expenditures; 
however. Obama highlighted a couple 
of important things in his speech that 
America's slipping after years of prosper- 
ity has not become a dust bowl of despera- 

According to Obama, we have a future 
in leading the world economically, in 
international security, technologically and 
in our education system. "This isn't about 
faster internet or fewer dropped calls. It's 
about connecting every part of America to 
the digital age," Obama said. He said that 
deficit spending began a decade ago. 

"Now that the worst of the recession is 
over, we have to confront the fact that our 
government spends more than it takes in." 
To do this, annual discretionary domestic 
spending will be frozen over the next five 
years, saving $400 billion over the decade 
and adding to this there will be painful 
cuts during the next two years due to fro- 
zen salaries. 

As for our foreign policy. "The Iraq 
war is coming to an end," Obama said. It 
is planned that in July 2011 troops will 
begin to leave Afghanistan, but he men- 
tioned that "there will be tough fighting 
ahead." And in a message to the Taliban 
and Al Qaeda, he said "We will defeat 

Despite his rhetoric largely propos- 
ing repair and revamping of the way we 
view ourselves and our country and the 
long and hard road ahead of us. we must 
retlecl on how profound of an opportuni- 
ty we have to be here in America. Think 
about it 

According to the C I, A lactbook updated 
in July of 2010, the United States has the 
third largest population in the world. The 
average individual income in America has 
been reported in my classes as anywhere 
from $41,000 to $47,000 a year. In China, 
that national average income is a lOih. Do 
you realize how lucky you are to be a part 
of this country where we have a media 
that functions as a watchdog of govern- 
ment leaders, a country that serves as a 
functioning democracy compared to many 

Though Obama did address that our 
democracy can clearly be contentious at 
limes, we all have the ability and potential 
to contribute to this country making it a 
safe place for all cultures and ethnici- 
ties to live, but we also have the ability 
to seek that our leaders are doing the job 
they were elected for and this is of course 
where debate comes in. 

Serious subject matter was of course 
the health care bill. Medicare, suc- 
cessful education fueling the future of 
.America's children, innovation and tech- 
nology advancements, domestic produc- 
tion increases, spending cuts and freezes, 
stricter tax regulation and more money 
allocated for improving our country's 
infrastructure bridges and roads, which 
we all can admit, are falling apart. One 
of the most mentioned needs for advance- 
ment was clean energy. This of course 
also tied in with Obama's push for every 
American to have access to the digital 
age. incorporating this in the American 
education system, while making living 
costs more affordable. 

Obama ran on the premise of change 
and the American people have seen change 
but not the kind they expected. In his last 
two years of his first term the Obama 
administration now has a Republican- 
controlled House and if change was hard 
before, now health care and tax cuts will 
be even harder, but his speech Tuesday 
outlined that we aren't headed to the last 
half of his presidency unaware of some 
extreme challenges to face and defeat. 

Chelsea Whitton is a Collegian col- 
umnist and can he reached at c\\hilton(a.: 
student, umass. edu. 


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Bobseger-s McLovins' ID is legitimate 

'Uke a rock' — 

By Brian McCdua .m 
PtTRLin Hkh Prkss (MLT) 

DETROIT Bob Seger is gearing up for his 
first tour in four years, the Detroit rocker confimied 
Thursday inoming. 

Shows in "major cities across North America" 
will begin in Maith, with dates to be annouiKed 
soon, according to a statement from Seger 's man- 

The tour confirmation, which follows a 
Wednesday video teaser on Seger 's website, isn't 
the only news from tlie Seger camp: A yet-iuititled 
album is also on the way from the fi.'i-year-old star, 
who will be previewing some of the material in a 
live set with his Silver Bullet Band largely nude up 
of cla.ssic hits. 

Wednesday's not-so-cryptic video teaser fea- 
tured concert photos, a U.S. map highlighting states 
such as Michigan and Ohio, and a siinple message: 
"Stay Tuned." 

It's all good news for Seger fans who had grown 
accu.stomcd to long waits. Before his 2(X)6-'07 run. 
he had toured jast twice in two decades, 

SegcT, who will turn 66 in May. had hoped to hit 
the road by late 2010. Speaking with radio personal- 
ity Dick Purtan in March, he talked hopefully of a 
fall lour. 

While he ea.sed out of llie public eye in the "Ws 
to spend time with his family, including a son and 
daughter who are now in their mid-teens. SegtT con- 
tinued to wnte. record and sl(x:kpile songs. His 2(X)6 
tour accompanied the release of "Face the Pnimise," 
his first new album in a decade, though his shows 
were dominated by his a'pertoia' of classics. 

Kor fans, it"s a paimising sign that Seger is eager 
to hit the road. He has often talked of the mental 
and physical challenge involved in ramping up for a 

"I've got to build up my stamina, my wind, my 
physical ability to do a live show, because petiple 
are going to expect a certain ajmnint of energy," he 
said in the days before his 2(X)6 kickotT. "The band 
is certainly able to deliver it. I have to step up to the 
plate and get Ihete." 

By Ltsut RiJsfcNHiiU) 

0.>LL&;iAN Star 

At 1 6-yearsH>ld, most high schtwl sophomores 
arc more concerned with after-schtwl sports and 
gearing up li)r that highly anticipated driver's test, 
but that's not the case with Hartford, C\>nn. band. 
The Mcl^)vins. This band is comprised of three 
members: Jason On Basslovin, Jake Huflinan 
Drumlovin and Jelf Howard Axlovin. The 
McLovins may be rather new to the Western 
Massachasetts area, but surprisingly, this trio hiis 
perfonnc'd over 125 shows. That includes appear- 
ances at festivals MtHintain Jam, Strange Creek, 
(ialhenng of tlie Vibes and Nateva this past siun- 
mer This past fall has also been a great nm for 
these guys playing 10 shows anmnd Connecticut, 
Massachusetts and VemHmt with upcoming sIkiws 
right annuid the comer, including a stop at the Iron 
Horse in Northampton on Saturday. J;in. 2*^ at i0:(X) 

The boys definitely held their ground and made 
a name for themselves in the rock and jam band 

scene, and they are still in high school. 
While they don't lu\e in;iny original songs, they 
arc a talented cover band aiKl featurc the works of 
the Rolling Stones and one of their biggest influ- 
ences, Phish. Jason, Jake and Jefl' look and swind 
like they have been playing together for 10 plus 
years, and certainly exude the skills of grcat musi- 
ciaiis like Phish lead guitanst Trcy Anastasio. Les 
C'layptxil and Police dnunmer Stewart C'opeland. 
all of which are very hard bands and musicians lo 
cover. Technically it takes a kit of time, practKX" and 
effort to pnxluce music the way iIk-sc yixingsters do. 

ITiey definitely liave spent the lime leaming 
the tough rit^s, bavs slaps and drum solos of their 
mentors. If you have ever st"en or heard Phish play, 
ihen you kruiw that Trey's fingers move quickly 
up and down the frets making you think, "Is this 
rcally humanly possible?'" while Mike hits the bavs 
with swift plucks and forcible funk heats and Jon 
Lishman keeps the whole band on |xice wiili his 
elaborate drum kit. 

To co\c*r a rock or jam band is a hard leal, but 
The McLovins have shown they have what it takes. 


Though too young to even drive a car, Hartford, Ct. band The McLovins have made an 
identity for themselves in the area. They are playing at the Iron Horse on Saturday. 

They first popped up on YouTube when they filmed 
theinselves covcTing one of Phish 's most pifpular 
and technically challenging songs. "You l!njoy 
Myself," more commonly known as "YLM." It is 
hard lo believe that the guys in the v ideo are still in 
high sch(X)l and show a technical skill, flow and a 
demeanor beyond tlieir years. Amrther video that 
fl<K)rcd fans was that of yet another Phish stmg, 
"Harry Hoixl" which has over .'?9,0tX) hius on 
N'ou'I ube llie song allows these boys to show that 
they tix) have tlie valiance to exhibit the stxiccato 
style of music, where tlie notes arc not c»)nncvled 
and are detached to allow flow and iinpniv is;itK>n 
throughout tlie jam something dial comes with 
chemistry w ithin the band. 

The MclAivins. like Phish, the Stones and Led 
Zeppelin, do not just find inspiratKin in one genre 
ofmiLsic Tlie McLovins show through their inasic 
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tlie stylings of funk. soul, rock and pnigressive 

What's unique about the McLt)vins, ihougli, is 
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and lovin" from fans, iliey kuided a record deal 
with Triple J Records and recently recorded a new 
song with lyncal genius lom Marshall and Rocker 
■XntlHiny Kn/an. called "l\)hesive." 

Hopefully that tune will be basted out this com- 
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Minutewomen travel to face St. Bonnies I Minutemen return to 

By Da\ iu Marhn 


The Massachusetts 

women's basketball team 
will look to pick up a much- 
needed conference win off 
of a short road trip to St. 
Bonaventure this Saturday. 

The Minutewomen 

(6-15. 2-4 Atlanlic-IO) are 
commg off a tough loss at 
home to conference oppo- 
nent Temple (14-6. 5-0 
A- 10). in which they were 
beaten, 76-4X 

The 2K-pomt loss was the 
second largest U)smg deficit 
of the year for UMass. The 
worst scoring dilTerence of 
the season came at the hands 
of Maryland back on Nov. 27. 
in which the Terrapms won 
by 32 points and the final 
score of 82-50. 

In regards to the loss. 
UMass coach Sharon Dawley 
did not have to search hard 
for an explanation. 

"[The starters] just were 
not good," Uawley said. 
"With a bad starter, you 
might as well go see if 
there's somebody better on 
the bench." 

Overall, the lackluster 
performance by the starting 
five ccriainly did not relied 
the effort and success that 
they proved capable of in 
games past this season. 

Of the starting lineup. 
Cerie Mosgrose led the way 
with 13 points and nine 
rebounds. The other four 
starters combined mustered 
up a matching I 3 points, of 
which senior Megan Zullo 
scored five. 

In addition lo multiple 
scoring droughts through- 
out the game, the worst of 
which being u 20-2 Temple 
run in the first half, the 
Maroon and White gave up 
32 turnovers over the course 
of the night. 

With so many questions 
heading into Saturday's 
showdown in the Reilly 
Center, and with strong per- 
formances coming from the 
younger members on the 
bench being the only high- 
light of the loss, it goes 
without saying that the line- 
up is going to be shaken up a 
bit before the Minutewomen 
take the court. 

"We need to have more 

urgency," Dawley said. 
"And we are going to run for 
all those turnovers we had 
against Temple. As far as the 
starters go [for this weekend], 
we'll see who steps up this 
week in practice." 

Whatever the decisions 
may be. they are going to 
have to be made with very 
little room for error, as SBU 
will not be giving UMass 
any breaks come Saturday 

The Bonnies (14-7. 4-2 
A-I0( are playing con- 
vincing basketball and sit 
among the conference's 
best in fifth place. Their 
starting lineup consists of 
players that have started m 
at least 20 of the team's 21 
games this season. 

The Bonnie starters 
have a combined average 
of almost 10 points a game 
each. The team's two mar- 
quee performers, junior 
guard Jessica Jenkins and 
junior forward Megan Van 
Tatenhove, lead the team in 
scoring with 262 and 306 
points, respectively. 

In addition to having 
a fully capable offense. 

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stop by The Collegian office In the Campus Center basement. 

SBU' has a tough defen- 
sive game. Of their 14 wins 
this season, the Bonnies 
limited the opposition to 
under 60 points in 13 of 
them. By comparison, the 
Minutewomen have accom- 

plished the feat in three of 
their six wins. 

As UMass prepares 
for what is undoubtedly 
going to be a crucial game, 
one can only hope that 
Wednesday night's game 

was just a minor setback on 
the team's way to clinching 
a chance to perform in the 

DaviJ Martin can he 
reached al ilmmarliniastu- 

Guard Ennilie Teuscher drives the lane against Temple on Wednesday. Teuscher and the 
rest of the Minutewomen are preparing for Wednesday's game at St. Bonaventure. 

UM splits over weekend 



The Massachusetts swimming and 
diving teams will split up this weekend 
and compete in separate venues for the 
DartiTiouth Invitational. 

The swimming team will travel to a new 
facility in White River Junction. Vt., while the 
divers will go to Dartmouth to compete. 

Both the men's and women's teams are 
coming off of convincing victories versus 
Boston College on senior night last week. The 
men won by a score of 254-58 and the women 
prevailed 216-78. 

With the Atlantic 10 Championships com- 
ing closer each day, women's head coach Bob 
Newcomb spoke of the physical toll a season 
puts on his swimmers and divers. 

"It's an interesting time of year, we got a 
lot of the little bumps and bruises and inju- 
ries that are starting to pop their head up," 
Newcomb said. 

Men's head coach Russ Yarworth is hoping 
to use the Dartmouth Invitational as prepara- 
tion for upcoming tournaments. 

"It's a very big meet for them and that's 
what I'm looking at. If the score comes out 
with us on top I'll be happy with that too, but 
really our focus this time of year is preparing 
for the championships," Yarworth said. 

Yarworth is referring to the A- 10 
Championships, which will be held from Jan. 
24-27 in Buffalo, N.Y. 

"The key for this week is for the kids to 
swim their championship events, and we also 
have eight kids shaved and tapered competing 
for the last 3 spots on the Atlantic 10 coster." 
Yarworth said. 

Newcomb agreed with Yarworth that pre- 

paring the swimmers and divers is essential. 

"Virtually everything we do during the 
year is geared towards getting them set for 
Buffalo," Newcomb said. 

fhe first annual Dartmouth Invitational will 
feature five Hast Coast schools: UMass, Bryant, 
the Big Green, Maine and Boston College. 

Tlie Minutewomen will enter the tournament 
w ith a 3-2 record in nine events overall. They've 
defeated BC, Anny and Stony Brook and lost to 
EJoston University and Northeastern. 

The Minutemen boast an impressive 4-1 
record, with victories against Army, Stony Brook, 
Yale and the Kagles. Their lone defeat came at the 
hands of the Terriers. 

The Big Green men's team will look to build 
on their 1 -4 record and the women will attempt to 
improve their 3-4 mark. 

Both Bryant squads come into the tournament 
with recent success. The men have taken three of 
their la.st four and the women have taken two of 
their last three events. 

The Maine women's team enters the tourna- 
ment winners of its last two events with a 5-5 
record while the men enter the toumament at 6-3. 

Finally, BC's men's team has a 1 0-6 record and 
the women have 12 events under their belts. 

Newcomb and Yarworth have preached prepa- 
ration for bigger events, but coming away with a 
victory this weekend would also be nice. 

"We've had a really good week of work- 
outs and I'm really happy and impressed with 
what they're doing," Newcomb said. "Ideally 
we'd like to keep it going." 

Both teams have one goal this season - 
win the A- 10 toumament and an impressive 
outing in the pool this weekend could go a 
long way to achieving that goal. 

Jackson Alexander can he reached al Jlal- 
exan(pisludent. umass. eJu 

Mullins to take on URI 



The Massachusetts men's basketball team is 
returning home on Sunday atiemiH)n after a week 
that featured travel woes, practice in an airpon 
with a shoe instead of a ball and a win against 
Atlantic 10-opponent St Bonaventure 

Now that the smoke has cleared, UMass 
returns back to the Mullins Center with a victory 
under its belt following a surreal experience on the 
flight out to SBU. The delayed landing left them 
practicing in an airport with a shoe, and out of their 
usual routine. 

"It could have been easy for it to be a distrac- 
tion," senior guard Anthony Gurley said, "but 
myself and my teammates, we really showed that 
we were focused." 

This Sunday at 4 p.m., the Minutemen (12-7, 
4-2 A- 10) will focus on traditional rival Rhode 
Island in a heated contest that'll pit two very simi- 
lar teams against each other. 

The Rams (13-7, 4-2 A- 10) enter the Mullins 
Center with a near- identical record as UMass, and 
are one spot above them in the A- 10 table. 

Three of URI's four conference wins came 
in a streak right towards the end of the winter 
break as the Rams toppled Richmond, the 
Bonnies and Saint Joseph's all within a week's 
span. The contests against the Spiders and the 
Hawks were both away, giving URI a 3-0 record 
in all its road games. 

WTiile llje Rams are boasting an undefeated 
road record in the conference, the Minutemen are 
1 - 1 for home conference games this season. Before 

conlerencc play began however, L .Mavs sulVercd 
three-straiglit losses at the Mullins Center. 

Part of the reason the Rams have been ofl 
to this hot conference start is due to senior 
forward Delroy James, who just recently scored 
21 points (12 in the second hall) in URI's 59-57 
win against Saint l.ouis. 

Ihe Minulemen will he eyeing James quite 
closely in tlie upcoming contest, as he aver- 
ages 1 7.7 points per game along with near eight 
rebounds per contest. 

WTiile the Rams boast James and senior guard 
Marquis Jones ( 10.7 points per game). UMa.ss will 
likely rely on its traditional high scorer, Gurley. 
who has led the Minulemen in scoring for 17 of 
their first 1 9 games. 

UMass will be looking for Gurley to repeat his 
performance from last season's meeting between 
these two teams, when the senior guard scored all 
of his 1 5 points in the final three-plus minutes of 
UMa.ss' 93-85 loss lo URI. 

These 15 points by Gurley came after a 
36-minute smuggle for the Minutemen. and were 
the surge for a comeback that limited a 24-point 
Rams lead down to a.s little as six points. 

"We can't have him not play the way he played at 
the end for a whole game," Kellogg reflected after the 
URI game last seasiMi. "1 don't ihink we have enough 
lire power, we're not good enough." 

IX'spiie his strong pert'ormance in last season's 
meeting, after the SBU game on Wednesday, 
Gurley called the upcoming contest against a URI 
a "tough game." 

Although Gurley is always a threat, if the 
Maroon and WTiile 's last competition against SBU 

Guard Anthony Gurley attempts a shot against Richmond last Saturday. The Minutemen 
will return to the Mullins Center on Sunday for a game against Rhode Island. 

is any indication, others like Javorn Farrell 
and Gary Correia will need to step up. 

Against the Bonnies, Farrell earned 16 
points, while Correia had six points with two 
steals on the defensue end of the Hour. 

For most of the statistical categories in 
the .A- 10. URI and the Minulemen are at a 
near deadlock, except for 3-point field goal 
defense, which the Rams lead with just over 
30 percent allowed from beyond the arc. 

Conversely, the Minutemen rest at the 
pit of 3-point field goal percentage rank- 
ings, scoring over 28 percent of their 
attempted 3-pointers. 

URI's top 3-poinl defense mixed with the 
ailing UMass 3-point offense could limit the 

capabilities of top shooter Freddie Riley, who 
lurks from beyond the arc. 

Meanwhile, the Minutemen rank fourth 
in the A-IO for offensive boards (URI is sev- 
enth), and averages less than a percent higher 
than the Rams for defensive rebounds 

Sean and Sampson Carter will look to con- 
tinue their rebounding ways, as they earned 
eight and nine rebounds, respectively, against 
the Bonnies on Wednesday night 

No matter what Sunday afternoon holds 
for UMass, the team will have Saint Louis and 
SJU to compete with next, both of which are 
away games. 

Herh Scrihner can he reached at hscrihneda, 
student, umass. edu. 

Mass Attack ready for Huskies 

By D.vn Gtuuom 
Collegian Stalf 


Forward T.J. Syner chases the puck 
against New Hampshire this season. 

Massachusetts hockey coach 
Don Cahoon called a timeout with 
eight minutes, 53 seconds left in the 
second period after his team gave 
up its second two-goal lead in the 
game against Northeastern. 

His message to his team, down 
4-3 after surrendering three goals 
scored in less than two minutes, was 
that the game would be won or lost 
in the remaining 28-plus minutes. 

The game was played on Jan. 7 
at the Mullins Center and it ended 
with a 5-3 Minutemen loss. 

Following the game. Cahoon 
was upset that his team did not 
play with a sense of urgency. He 
was incensed by his team's lack 
of toughness, calling his players 
undisciplined and criticized them 
for their lack of physical play. 

UMass (6-12-3, 5-7-3 Hockey 
East) has a chance to overtake the 
Huskies (7-10-5. 6-7-4 HE) for 
seventh place in the conference 
standings with a home-and-home 
series this weekend. 

Cahoon believes that the tough- 
ness that the Minutemen lacked 
three weeks ago will go a long way 
in determining whether or not they 
can win this weekend. 

"Two factors are going to play 
into this weekend: If we are dis- 
ciplined enough to play as hard 
and physical as we need to play 
to succeed against Northeastem. 
yet without taking penalties and 
putting ourselves at a real disad- 
vantage," Cahoon said during the 
Hockey Radio Show on Tuesday. 

Northeastern scored three goals in 
a span of 38 seconds the last time the 
two teams met. It was the quickest 
three goals that the Minulemen have 
allowed in school hi.sloiy. Two of those 
goals caine on a power play, including 
a five-on-three. 

UMass took six penalties for 12 
minutes in that game, allowing the 
Huskies to convert on 3-of-6 power 
play opportunities. 

The types of penalties the 
Minutemen took, according to 
Cahocm, were untimely and extremely 
unsettling. Northeastern ranks seaind 

in Hockey East in penalty minutes 
(16.1 per game) and UMass can expect 
the Huskies lo lest its physicality. 

"The discipUne piece is really criti- 
cal, but we need to be ready to play a 
nsal intense, physical gaine or it won't 
be a good evening for as," Cahoon 
said. "Northeastern is going to try to 
take it to us on a physicality basis. That 
is clear the way they played the game 
[on Jan. 7]." 

Since its struggles against 
Northeastem, the Minutemen have 
allowed one power play goal in the 
five games since, going 2 1 -of-22 on the 
penalty kill. 

UMass has won three of its last fo»ir 
games, back-to-back wins over last- 
place UMass-Lowell and a 6-0 victory 
agaiast ninth-place Vermont in their last 

Senior Paul Dainton n.ade 26 
saves in his second career shut- 
out on Saturday, earning Hockey 
East Defensive Player of the Week 
honors. Assistant captains T.J. 
Syner (two goals, one assist) and 
Danny Hobbs (two assists), led the 
Catamount rout ofl'ensively. Hobbs 

has now scored 1 5 points in his last 
1 1 games (six goals, nine assists). 

Wade MacLeod tallied two 
points (one goal, one assist) on 
Jan. 7 and is Northeastem 's leading 
scorer with 22 points ( 1 1 goals, 1 1 
assists) and lied for 10th in confer- 
ence scoring. 

Cahoon sees improvement in 
his team since the comeback loss 
to the Huskies, yet he remains con- 
cerned with his team's discipline 
and sense of urgency, two things 
that can't be taught by the llth- 
year coach. 

"The discipline piece continues 
to concern us, specifically with 
penalties." Cahoon said. 

"That sense of urgency comes 
from a great will. You have to have 
Ihe courage to compete." Cahoon 
continued. "The will to compete is 
usually behind the impetus to hav- 
ing that sense of urgency." 

Dan Giuliotti can he reached at 
dgiglioi(a,student. umass. edu. 





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SGA inducts a new senator Faculty member is 

Junior Jarred Rose appointed 
amid fierce debate at meeting 

Byi Sam Hayes 

CoLu:<.iAs SrAii 

Despite vocal opposition and 
heated debate. Jarred Rose was 
appointed to the vacant Southwest 
South senate seat during last 
Wednesday's Student Government 
Association meeting. 

"I'm pretty happy about it," 
said Rose through restrained 
laughter about his senate appoint- 
ment. "Being back is exciting." 

The 2()-year-old junior was 
an SGA senator last year for the 
Orchard Hill Residential Area, but 
served as special assistant to the 
president for the fall semester after 
losing his seat in the election. 

Rose took the seat previously 
held by Tyler Reed, who vacated the 
position when he moved to Central 
Residence Area. 

Nick Barton, an SGA Senator 
and chair of the Administrative 
Affairs committee, which spon- 
sored Rose's candidacy, saw Rose 
as well-suited for the position. 
Barton claimed Rose had "an acute 
knowledge of the Senate and the 
SGA bylaws' and that "there is 
nobody on campus more qualified 
for the position who is not already 
in the Senate." 

Not all senators were as sup- 
portive of the motion as Barton, 
including fellow Southwest South 
senator Ben Johnson, who led the 

Graduation Rate 

opposition. Johnson argued Rose 
already had an S(iA position and 
that "something the senate voted 
unanimously for was new people." 

Johnson and SCiA President 
Brandon Tower both referenced 
an argument they had about the 
appointment, which occurred earlier 
in the week. Tower called the alter- 
cation "completely inappropriate" 
and apologized. 

"We are a student government," 
Student Trustee Mike Fox said. "I 
don't think we should take things 
too personal... in four or five years, 
no one is going to know who the 
hell we are." 

Acting speaker Tina Kennedy 
told ihe Senate that "if (they] want 
to act like middle-school girls |ihev | 
can leave." 

With support from President 
Tower and Senator Broughton. and 
later mediation by Speaker Modesto 
Monlero, Rose was elected by the 
senate. Johnson abstained from vot- 

"We wanted to give other people 
a chance [for the open Southwest 
South seat]," said Johnson in an 
interview after Rose's appointment. 
"I think Jarred will be an important 
senator. [He] has the seat now and 
that's it." 

"I can understand the argu- 
ment of giving someone a chance," 
said Rose "I tried my best to get 



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honored for work 

Members of thi- SCi.A arc >worii in ut a mectin);- -^ new senator 
recentlv joined their rank>, despite Mime fersenl oppusitioii. 

someone into this seat last semester 
[when I was] special assistant. But I 
think I will be a good senator" 

"Ihe people thai |Ben Johnson] 
wanted, I would love for them to be 
in the Senate if there was another 
scat," Rose went on. 

Rose explained that being a sen- 
ator IS a "very interesting position." 

"\.\n S(iA senator] is important 
enough to talk to the important 
people, but is still just a regular 
student." he added "Being special 
assistant was highly administrative, 
(but being a senator) allows me 
to do more on my own, (work on] 
more creative projects." 

Specific projects Rose discussed 
included organizing a campus-wide 
foot race to raise money for scholar- 
ships, restructuring the Residential 

Housing Association and area gov- 
ernments to increase autonomy, and 
mo\ ing the w hole campus to a four- 
credit class system 

"They're scared of the state." 
said Rose, regarding the l.niversity 
of Massachusetts' faculty. He 
explained that he believes the fac- 
ulty is afraid of changing all classes 
to four credits because it w ill appear 
to the state legislature that the fac- 
ulty want the same amount of pay 
for teaching fewer classes. 

"We are never going to pass 
this with the faculty alone; we need 
student support." said Rose, who 
added that he feels the four credit 

See SGA on page 3 


Fewer students earn 
degrees, finds survey 

Claire Reid Kiss 


69 percent 

Natl. Avg. 
55.9 percent 

Source: National Centa for Higher 
Education Management Systems 


Due to a number of circumstances ranging from 
financial woes to lack of preparation, graduation rates at 
colleges and universities are decreasing across America. 

According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher 
Education, of 1,400 surveyed universities, one-third 
reported a decrease in graduation rates for the six-year 
period ending in 2008, compared to the period ending in 
2003. The other two thirds of the universities improved, 
but by just 2 percent. 

The graduation rate for the class entering the 
University of Massachusetts in 2004 over a six-year 
period was 69 percent, much higher than the aver- 
age rate of 55.9 percent nationwide, according to the 
National Center for Higher Education Management 

This issue has drawn concern at all levels of govern- 
ment, including the White House itself. 

".America has fallen to ninth in the proportion 
of young people with degrees." President Barack 
Obama said during his State of the Union Address 
last Tuesday. The College Board cautioned 

that this gap could lead to weakening America's 
economic competitiveness, especially due to the 
fact that private universities have raised tuition 
by 4.4 percent and public universities by 6.5 
percent over the past two years alone. According 
to a College Board report, universities have had 
to raise tuition because government has cut sup- 
port to public universities, leaving them strapped 
for sources of income and sometimes forced to 
raise tuition and fees. Faced with a record-shat- 
tering deficit, the government has been forced 
to issue less money to federally-funded college 

See DEGREE on page 3 

j UM studies abroad in China 

I UMass Chinese programs support ' 100,000 Strong Initiative' 


Collegian O-iRREsrwNDENT 

When Chinese President Hu Jintao 
visited the White House last week, 
Finit Lady Michelle Obama took the 
opportunity to advocate for the new 
"100,000 Strong Initiative." 

Announced by President Barack 
Obama in 2009, the initiative seeks 
to increa.se greatly the number of 
American students studying abroad in 
China by 2014. Obama and President 
Hu discussed the importance of coop- 
eration and friendship between the 
United States and China, while the 
First Lady brought up a concrete way 
to improve relations. 

Mrs. Obama stated that she 
believes the key to national success is 
about working "with them to make our 
world stnmger It's about the fiiend- 
ships you make, the bonds of trust you 
establish, and the image of .America 
that you project to the rest of the 

Wendy Simon-Pearson. a 

University of Massachusetts student 
currently abroad in China, was moti- 
vated by a desire to make such bonds. 

"I realized how important it is to 
understand China in order to really 
comprehend what is going on in the 
world... part of normalizing relation- 
ships between societies is demonstrat- 
ing respect through the study and ase 
of the language," said Simon -Pearson. 

The administration is relying most- 
ly on private sector funding for the ini- 
tiative. Mrs. Obama announced S2.25 
million had already been raised from 
companies such as Caterpillar, Inc. and 

However, according to Fomm on 
[ulucation Abroad president Brian J. 
Whalen "the success of this program 
depends not only on the amount of 
private funding that is raised, but also 
on how it is going to be allcKated." 

He also pointed to "new education 
abroad programs, the expansion of 
existing partnerships and pmgrams, 
the development of Mandarin lan- 
guage courses, and the training of 

personnel to develop and manage 
education abroad programs in China" 
as important causes to which money 
should be allocated. 

Recently, Secretary of State Hilary 
Clinton gained support for the initia- 
tive by sending letters a,sking vari- 
ous colleges and universities across 
the nation to support the initiative. In 
response. .324 institutions pledged to 
double the number of their students 
who study abu)ad in China in the 
next four years. But this commitment 
requires an expansion in Chinese cur- 
riculum across subjects such as lan- 
guage, culture, literature, history and 

The initiative concentrates on pro- 
viding minority and community col- 
lege students with the opportunity to 
travel, which would also require great 
expansion of small or nonexistent 
Chinese programs at the comiminity 
college level. 

However, the Chinese prograin at 
the University of Ma.ssiichusetts gives 
hope to the goal. Chinese courses 

such as those covering the Mandarin 
language have seen increases in enroll- 
ment over the years. The program 
continues to gain resources, including 
improvements to its tutoring center. 
The International Programs Office has 
also experienced increased interest 
from students wanting to study abroad. 

Mrs. Obama emphasized the 
importance of "sharing your stories 
and letting them share theirs, by taking 
the time to get past the stereotvpes and 
mispereeptions thai tot) often divide 

Melanie Keyes. a junior at UMa.ss, 
experienced the breaking of some 
common American misperceptions 
when she studied abroad in China last 

"One stereotvpe thai 1 think pre- 
vails is that China is all city and pollu- 
tion." she said. 'Til admit that there are 
areas where pollution is really bad iind 
more could be done about it, but the 

See CHINA on page 2 

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University of Massachusetts phys- 
ics profes.sor Jennifer Ross was rtteni- 
ly named a 2010 ( (iltrell Scholar, a 
prcNtigious accolade reserved tor the 
bnghtest up-;u)d-comiiig stars in the 

The recognition comes troin 
ihe Tucson. Ariz-based Research 
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supptHiing early-career faculty, inrav 
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research, the imegniiion ol research 
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been giv ing out the awards, muned for 
its lounder. Frederick ( iiirdner Cottrell. 
since 1994. 

.'Xccuriliiig lo RcM.iri.li ( 'or)x)ration 
Program Olliccr Ricliud Wiener, tlie 
awiirds are given oM lo Support uul- 
standing research and ti-aciiing practic- 
es conducted bv early career universil> 
scholars at PhD-gmnting institutions " 

The iivvard includes j gram o\ 
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award is set aside to allow the schohirs 
to attend the annual Cottivll Scholars 
conference in Tucson. 

Ross won after hei proptisal. titled 
"Studies of Microtubule Inmicelluhir 
Highways; Building Bndge> between 
Physics ;uid Biology." was revievvetl 
and selected by a panel of her |x;ets 
picked by RCSA .According to a 
LMass News <uid Media Information 
( )tfice release, only 1 2 [X-Tcent of appli- 
canls rcxeiveil C ottrell Scholar awards 
this year. 

VS'iener said Ross disliiiguished 
herself through tlie innovative design 
of her proposiil and because she com- 
bined aspects of physical and lite sci- 
ences in shaping her plan. 

"Piofessor Ross propo>ed conduct- 
ing systematic investigations of how 
the architecture of cellular microtubule 
networks imp;ict the motion of single 
protein motijrs and motor-laden molec- 
ular cargo." he said. "RCSA believes 
Ross' vvurk bndges the txuindarv 
between the phvsical and life sciences 
and will provide a deep undeiManding 
of the dynamics of celluliir pnx;esses. 
Professiir Ross' educational pkm seeks 
lo educate undergniduiitcs fnim phyv 
ics. chemistry, the life sciences and 
engineering in adv;uiced mathematics 
and physics asing an interdisciplinarv 

Ross and 10 other winners will also 
receive a write-up in the prominent 
journal Science. 

According to the UMass release. 

Koss' |>roposal pertains to imaging 
single molecule-, ol microtubule motor 
proteins, vviih applications lor neiiii>- 
inusi'ular disease research. 

'Ihese nano-scale proteins shuttle 
iiialerjals and ore;uiclles ihrougliout 
iill sour b(Kly's cells.' cxpLuncd Ross 
III Ihe relcise "These active inoiiliiy 
pHKCsses are mosi important in vciy 
long cells - like nerve cells - where 
jjixkJs and inatenals made or recydal 
in the cell KkIv need to be iranspt>rled a 
long vvav (up to 1 iiietei in nencs con- 
necting vour l(vs lo your spine) lo be 
used ai the end of ilie axon IX-lcvis in 
transport are related to iM.*uromasculcir 
ilisea.sv's. such .is .imyolrophic lateral 
sclerosis or I on ( icnng's disi'ase." she 
kirthercil. "We aiv inieiesicd in dis- 
secting hnvv nano-scale Iiatlic j.ims 
could slop iniiis|iort mside cells. V\e 
suidv these iiKitor. iMie at a time using 
lluorescaicc micri>scopy that c.in see 
single proteins." 

Beyond applications to her 
ivsc.irch. Ross pkuis to use her C oitrell 
nutiiev lo develop, in initTdisciplinaiy 
ii(>tics coui'se. 

"My course is designcti to give stu- 
denls a basic understanding of optics 
design and coiistmction pnnciples. s») 
that they can lake ihese skills to their 
own research. Flie course has an exten- 
sive laboratoiy section where gioups 
of studeiiLs design and build an optics 
micn'sco|x; out of com|x>nciii optics 
pitves. Hie ( ottrell Award will eruible 
me to purchase two more experimental 
set-ups so that more students can take 
Ihe class." slie explained in the rc^lease. 

Ross, who came to the UnivcTsity 
111 2(K)7 and mns ihe Ross Lab here, 
conducted her PhD work at the 
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L'nivvrsiry of MassiK-luLsilts student VWiuK Simon -Pi-arstni trawled to Chirui 
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The University of Massachusetts wehnineii 
hip-hop producer and spin artist DJ 
Khaled to the Mullins Center last Friday 
ni^ht for the Winter White Party 

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Men's basketball beats URI, 64-54 

Senior i^ianls Anthony Giirley and Cniiy 
Convia pa\ed the way in LMass fourth 
confeivnce win in its last five frames. UM wilt 
take to the nxidfor its next two games. 

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Callaway looks into the Internet 
entity that is Anonymous and 
what il means for the E^ptian 

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Scribner praise the 
Miniilewomen .'v valiant e/torts 
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etnetfiemy landing and ((infer- 
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UMass doctoral candidate founds 
nonprofit to assist his native Haiti 

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Although ihe world seems 
to be acciisioined to n;iluiul 
disasters due to their ubundani 
recent occurrences, the disaster 
in Haiti last January created 
uproar around the entire globe 

Ihe 7.(1 nuignitude caith 
ijuakc. according to ISA ludas, 
killed an estimated 23(),(M)0 
people, sending Ihe impover- 
ished countrs into cliaos. I'eople 
became desperate, shooting 
others I'or I'ood and \ying lor 
placement in portable hospitals 
beleaguered by contagious dis- 
eases such as measles, tetanus 
and diphtheria. Numerous peo- 
ple who siirvised ihe earthquake 
died \wiiiiiig tor medical treat- 

Misfortune and heartbreak, 
however, are nothing new to 
most Haitians. The educational 
system IS ailing in an abundance 
of ways. According to haiti- 
parlners.org, .SO percent of pri- 
mary school-aged children are 
not enrolled in school. Thirty 
percent vvill not make it to third 
grade, and 60 percent will not 
make it to sixth grade. Ihirly- 
seven percent of the population 
cannot read or write, and 70 per- 
cent are unemployed, according 
to the same statistics 

I hese figures were not 

acccpiabic lo Marky Jean- 
I'ierre. a doctttral candidate 
in education al I ni\ersit\ of 

Jean-I'ieire grew up in Haiti 
and came to the I niled .Stales in 
\WH. Since then, he has been 
going to school full-time while 
working to support his family 
both in the IS, and in Haiti 

When .lean-Pierre finished 
tenth grade, he could not con- 
tinue his education because his 
parents ssere not able to afford a 
private school. He began teach- 
ing elementary classes in the 
mornings and taking classes in 
the evenings to complete his 
secondary education, 

.M'ter his secondary educa- 
tit)n. he participated in a selec- 
tive contest to have a place at 
the State University of Haiti. 
Jean-Pierre became one of the 
one percent of Haitian students 
who had access to higher educa- 

Before coming to the U.S.. 
he completed his degree in 
psychology. He then attended 
UMass Boston in 2001, where 
he completed his bachelor's 
degree. From 200.1 ti. 2005. 
he received his MA in applied 
linguistics at UMass Boston and 
then began his doctoral degree 
in education in 2005 at UMass 
Amherst He defended his doc- 
toral dissertation lasl December 


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Members ot the environmental activism orKaiii:atlon M.\SS1'IR(; placed a posterboard advocating for 
revisions to \t.issacliiisi-tts' bottle reoclini; bill in the Campus Center coiicoursi' Jan. 29. 

Jean-Pierre became involved 
in Haiti's educatii)n system fol- 
lowing his developing interest 
in how education intersects with 
geopolitical and st)cial expan- 
sion in the modern world. 

"I have been curious of the 
discourse in the media through 
which Haiti is most of the time 
portrayed for negative aspects 
of our dignity as human beings." 
said Jean-Pierre. 

Jean-Pierre cited chronic 
political turmoil, substandard 
housing, hunger, lack of health- 
care, a high rale of infani mor- 
tality, and a low life expectancy 
as a few ways Haiti has been 
negatively portrayed through 
the media. 

"While I cannot deny these 
facts about Haiti. I have also 
come to understand that this 
is the same country whereby 
access to education is very lim- 
ited and intricately interwoven 
with socioeconomic status," 
said Jean-Pierre, 

"School success is distress- 
ingly low. and the main medium 
of instruction is a language that 
many Haitian intellectuals con- 
sider a foreign language for 
most Haitians." 

Jean-Pierre realized that 
Haiti would not be able to raise 
the standard of human dignity 
for its citi/ens and would not 
be able to compete in the local, 
regional and global markets if 
the problem of education was 
not properly addressed. 

Thus he made the decision 
to start up the Kondasyon One 
pou Ayiti (Honor for Haiti 
Foundation). The Honor for 
Haiti Foundation (FONHOH). 
according to its website (www. 
fonhoh.org). was created to 
develop a long-term strategy 
for changing education and eco- 
nomic opportunities in Haiti, 
particularly in the rural region 
of Lagoun. It was founded in 
2005 and is a 501 (c )(.■<) non- 

There are three phases 
FONHOH has implemented, the 
first of which is to obtain land 
and build a school. To date. 10 
acres of land have been bought 

A survivor ot the Mailian carlhi|uake carries a salvaged table. .A 
UMass student recently started a nonprotit ti> help victims ike this one. 

and have received 200 hours of 
pro bono work frimi a team of 
architects and engineers. 

Phase two is meant to create 
classes and educational servic- 
es for both children and adults. 
The organization has already 
started offering classrooms for 
children who were displaced by 
the earthquake. 

.According to Jean-Pierre, 
more than XO percent of school 
buildings collapsed in the capi- 
tal region. Approximately 600 
teachers. 200 education profes- 
sionals and I. .100 universitv 
professors and students died in 
the earthquake. 

Cyber training is also being 
offered to teachers in the area, 
l-.leven laptop donations were 
Hovvn to Haiti to equip a cafe 
for adult education. The adults 
were shown the fundamentals 
of word processing, pedagogy 
and language. 

Finally, the third phase's 
intent is to innuence the 
national approach to education 
through teacher training. 

According to haitipartners. 
org. roughly 75 percent of all 
teachers do not have satisfac- 
tory training. t)f those 75 per- 
cent, many have only a ninth 
or twelfth grade education with 
absolutely no teacher training. 

In order to foster teacher 
trainiim. the foundation has 

created partnerships with 
IMass. To date, a proposal 
has been submitted to the U.S. 
Department of i ducalion in 
order to create a curriculum for 
a training program in multilin- 
gual education 

After the earthquake. Jean- 
Pierre traveled to Haiti three 

"It was heartbreaking to see 
how the places that have influ- 
enced my life were all under 
rubble. " he said. "It was partic- 
ularly difficult to see how the 
k-(i school where I collected 
my data for my dissertation 
turned into debris." 

"It was hard to call my 
friends and family members, as 
I was afraid of the news they 
might have about those who 
died." he went on. 

"I had to call anyway, al 
least to know who survived and 
vv ho didn't" 

Although Jean-Pierre saw a 
profusion of devastation after 
the earthquake, he believes 
there is still hope. 

"li is important to notice 
that I've found a country thai is 
devastated bul .i population that 
does not give up and is ready 
to face the challenge of making 
Haiti an honorable and decent 
place to live." he said. 

Amy Brcnnaii may he reached 
ill hicnnamu sttidcni.umassf.eJu. 

UMass students reflect 
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CHINA from page 1 

bluest sky 1 have ever seen was while 
we were in Zhoushan. Much of China 
is still very rural and developing." 

"It is thnlling lo hear ihe First Lady 
speak dhouX sludv abroad and suppt>ri 
its imptirtance for students and for our 
nation." added VV'halen. 

Strengthening relations with China 
not only requia-s political aga-ements 
bul relationships between members 
of each nation. It could potentially be 
a large task lo gel past language and 
cultural divisions, bul the hard work 
appears worthwhile, 

Keyes describeil the relationships 
that came oul of her trip as "family," 
She recalled that her group wimld 
"ciHik ;md eat dinner together, play 
majiang. watch movies, relax on the 
banks of the West Lake. ;ind go out on 
the weekend," 

In addition, they "would have con- 
versations late al night about dilfer- 
ent tourist attractions in China and 
America, our families, and our college 

Melanie and her group still keep 
in touch and "are trying to convince 
[their] Chinese counterparts lo come 
visit or attend grad sch(x>l in Ihe U'.S." 

Kani Clifford can /x' ivachcd al 
htu liffitia .student, umass. edu. 

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dwindling nationwide 

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aid programs. .According lo The 
Chronicle report, universities 
are admitting more students who 
are less prepared for college 
because they bring with them 
money the schools need, 

"Some research shows ihai 
if schools raise their academic 
standards for admission, gradu- 
ation rales go higher not lower, 
so 1 think there is some ev idence 
showing that student prepared- 
ness for college is one of the 
factors that inlluences gradua- 
tion rales," said Ron Hambleion. 
co-director of the Center of 
Educational Assessment at 

In the past nine years, the 
highest four-year graduation 
rate at UMass was the class that 
entered in the fall of 2002. with 
a 51..^ percentage rale, accord- 
ing to data released by Ihe 
UMass Office of Institutional 
Research, However, the same 
data set revealed that oul of the 
rest of the 4X 7 percent, only 
19.4 percent continued for their 
fifth year at U'Mass. 

It should be noted that the 
UMass system only counts 
full-time students who started 
and graduated at that specif- 
ic university vviihin six years 
of enrolling It docs not count 
transfer students or students 
going lo school part-lime, or 
students who lake longer than 
six years lo graduate, .According 
to the Chronicle report, their 
study excludes about 50 perceni 
of enrolled students. 

Currently, one-third of all 
students transfer lo different 
schools during their college 
enrollment according to Ihe 
New York Times. 

According lo a report by 
the National (enter lor Public 
Policy and Higher l.ducaiion. 
17 percent of American col- 
lege students graduate with a 
degree, which places the US 
sixteenth internationally in 

terms of graduation rale. Obama 
staled in Ins first State of the 
Union Address that education is 
essential to econonric and social 
prospcnlv and that his adinin- 
islr.itiim was drafliiig plans lo 
ailcmpl Id raise gradual ion rates 
bv 2020 litis effort could cosi 
Ihe government SI5S billion, 
according lo a study conducted 
by the (ieorgetown University 
Center for 1 ducaiion and the 

One way the Obama 
,\dminislralion is helping the 
graduation rate is lliroiigh the 
iiev higher educatn>n tax credit, 
which IS part of the S7H7 bil- 
lion stimulus package passed in 
200'>, Ihis lax credit provides 
a $2,500 lax break for parents 
of college students during col- 
lege enrollment This aims to 
help with the financial strug- 
gle family's face when paving 
Uiilion and will hopelullv help 

Ihe graduatitm rates start lo 

,'\llluuigh graduation rates 
seem to be lower across Ihe 
country. Massachusetts' public 
universities ranks in the lop 
10 111 graduation rales, accord- 
ing to Kaly Abel, the .Associate 
Commissioner for I xiernal 
Affairs from the Massachusetts 
Deparimenl of Higher 1 ducaiion. 
However. Abel also mentioned 
that Massachusetts ranks forty- 
fifth in the nation on spending 
for public higher education. 

Massachusetts is trying lo 
increase its graduation rates fur- 
ther with efforts like The Vision 
Proieci. an effort to emphasize 
Ihe sirenglh of Massachusetts' 
public universities. 

( lairc RcidKiss can he reached 
al I rcidkn'u student. iimaw. edu. 

In a letter to the University of Massachusetts 
community late fhursday night, C hancellor 
Robert C. Holub addressed the issue of the 
University's budget for the next fiscal year 

In Ihe letter addressing the campus, Holub 
discussed budget cuts from the state, cuts by the 
University in funding for campus projects, and 
possible fee increases for students 

Holub began the letter b> addressing the 
reduction of funds allocated to the LUiiversiiv 
by Ihe (iovernor's office in Boston. Accordii 
hi the Chancellor. UMass will receive Sl^h mil 
lion in stale funding this year, as (iov. Deval 
Patrick announced the Commonwealths budgel 
last Wednesday. The allocation is about SIHX 
million less than the University received last yeai 

Due to the end of federal stimulus monev 
and SV million in salary increases for University 
employees; there will be a %2X million gap 
between the 201 1 fiscal year budget and 2012 

To close Ihe gap between allocated funding 
and the University's expenses. Holub said he is 
consulting with campus planners to deleiinme 
where fees should increase. 

"I have asked Ihe Budget Planning lask Force 
lo consider carefully what kind of a fee increase 
we need to request in order to preserve our educa- 
tional quality and our revenue-generaling opera- 
lions if we are faced with a budget resembling the 
(iovernor's budget." he wrote, 

"If we are gtiing to reach our goal of ascending 
inio the ranks of the foremost research iiislilii- 

lions in IJK- nation, we nuisi li.ivc ,i|ipiiipriale 
funding. ' he cunlinued 

Ihe (hancellor ended the Iclicr mi .i -iiiibcr 
note, with the linal sciUence reading. In sum. 
Ihe campus community should recognize that we 
are still facing serittus financial challenges in the 
coming fiscal year." 

■ ('>Uci>ian Vcuv Staff 

CbaiKvllor Kolvri Holub lold the campus bv email 
last wtvk tlul llu- hIiooI -liould hraie for bud;iii cuts. 

SGA appoints senator, adds 
^ funding for RSO start-ups 

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UMass' siv-vear Hradualion level, 69 percent since 2004, has hovered 
well abovi- the nation. il level ot Ss.'J percent. 

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prop<»sition would push students to lake four classes 
and allow them to focus more In .iddilion. a motion lo 
alliK-ate Kegisiered Sludcnl Organizations (RSOs) iiuuv 
money for startup costs was later passed ai Wednesday s 
meeting. Now RSOs can gel up lo S2(K) from Ihe S(i,\ 
for startup costs without going before Ihe Senate and 
.irguiiig their case. 

Financial Committee chairman Ben Johnson 
explained that. "Iraditionally RSOs are asked lo lend for 
themselves" and il is increasingly "harder lo fundraise in 
ihis economic climate," 

"We've been working hard to support groups on 
campus." said Johnson, "and RSOs are the life of cam- 

Bala) Rai. Ben Lees. Justin I hompson. Juan Moicira 
.uid new ly-appointed Secretary of Finance Janam Anand 
worked on the legislation lo provide aid lo the RSOs 

In addition. S(iA commuter senator Nathan 1 amb 
announced his bid for S(iA president, 

Sam Have.'' can In- ivached al sdhuyesui student 

.\l l.isi WediHsdav's nuelinc Sti.A members dis 
eussed tundinu RSlK .ind -vvore in a new senator. 

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Stop whining! Revolutionary double Standards 

Nicholas O'Malley 

Nestled gently on the bosom of 
the Pioneer Valley, the University 
of Massachusetts has never really 
had much of an identity crisis when 
it comes 
to its 
slant . 
UMass, and much of the surrounding 
area, could be accurately described 
as Snuirf Blue. 

But with that political mindset 
taken for granted at times, it's easy 
to think why there's a liberal con- 
sensus around these parts; except, 
of course, when that small, boister- 
ous minority, which ironically tends 
to refer to itself as the opposition, 
makes its presence felt. 

We're talking Republicans here. 
Not that it's a bad thing. I love 
Republicans except for the cra/y 
ones. Well. 1 guess that means I just 
hate cra/y people that talk about 

Saying UMass has a long his- 
tory of censorship isn't particu- 
larly fair despite the two afore- 
mentioned incidents. I can point 
you towards the rallies outside 
Whitmore over student fees, the 
China-Tibet rallies, or e\en the 
Israel-Palestine rallies. But appar- 
ently, these weren't deemed "con- 
troversial" enough to make it onto 
FIRKs list. 

If Lukianofl' wanted to make a 
case, it would be for Republicans 
being forced to jump through 
hoops to express their beliefs. 
It makes sense, though, why 
Republican rallies could be con- 
sidered controversial they're 

Case in point: Don Feder. 

Feder. who came to UMass to 
give a speech on how hate speech 
should be covered under free 
speech, eventually had his speech 
shut down, but not by the UMass 

When it comes down to it, 
controversy is dependent on 
reactions, not content. 

This is all relevant because of a 
recent HutTington Post article, "The 
12 worst colleges for free speech "' 
The piece, written by the president 
of the Foundation for Individual 
Rights in Education (FIRE). Greg 
LukianolT, ranked UMass the 
tburth-worst school in the country 
for free speech. 

The reasons, Lukianoff argued, 
were UMass" strict policies on when 
and where "controversial" rallies can 
be held on campus and the school's 
"long history of censorship." For 
examples, Lukianoff cited the deci- 
sion to revoke a rally permit for 
a pro-war rally after 911 and the 
incident two years ago with the 
conservative student newspaper. The 
Minuteman For those who don't 
remember. The Minuteman had 
made demeaning remarks towards 
two members of the Students 
Government Association (SGA), 
one of whom responded by taking a 
stack of The Minuteman and stand- 
ing on them so no one could read 
them it was a mess. 

In both cases, conservative 
groups were screwed, with FIRE 
playing a direct role in the resolution 
of the latter. 

So, what's really going on here? 
Are Republicans really getting a bad 
wrap and rough treatment from the 
UMass administration, or is FIRE 
taking a pro-right pot shot at UMass 
now that it has an online audience? 
Probably a bit of both. 

If anything, touting the First 
Amendment together with conserva- 
tive rallies is like touting universal 
healthcare and liberal rallies. So it 
should come as no surprise FIRE is 
backing shafted conservatives. At 
the same time, though, they do have 
a point, just not the one they made. 

administration. Instead, protesters 
gathered outside the Cape Cod 
Lounge in the Student Union 
eventually forced Feder to leave 
the stage. It wasn't censorship; it 
was a guy getting booed offstage. 

When it comes to free speech v. 
free speech, volume wins. 

It's unfair really, that, of all 
things, conservative viewpoints 
should be deemed "controversial." 
There's no reason pro-life 
should cause a bigger stir than 
pro-choice. But it does. 

When it comes down to it, con- 
troversy IS dependent on reactions, 
not content. In this area, anything 
with a whifTon the red side of the 
aisle is going to draw ire. and. to 
be honest, it's really not fair. 

In the end, though, this isn't 
about free speech. It comes down 
to a vehement minority pushing 
for what they believe in and the 
University's administration real- 
izing people want to push back. 

Does this mean they should 
stop? Absolutely not! Shine on 
you crazy diamonds. 

Our political climate is one of 
the hallmarks of this school: the 
large, content pseudo-democratic 
majority and the small, disgrun- 
tled, redder-in-comparison minor- 
ity. Problems only arise when the 
administration tries to cool down 
the atmosphere so things don't get 
out of hand. 

Is it censorship when this 
happens? Probably. It's too bad, 
because Republicans don't have 
too much to complain about since 
last November. It's not the same 
when the right's not riled up. 

,V/c* O'Malley is a Collegian 
columnist. He can he reached at 
nomallev@stt4Jent. umass. edu. 

It IS rare to see a revolution unfold, and in the 
past month we have seen two Tensions in Tunisia 
exploded Dec. 17 after Mohammed Boua/izi, a 
simple shopkeeper, set himself on fire to protest 

police brutality, gov- 

YarOSlaV MikhaylOV emmem corruption 

^— — ^■^— ^-^-^ and repression, as 
well as widespread 
unemployment. The entire country erupted in 
protests, eventually forcing Tunisia's dictatorial 
president-for-life Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to offer 
concessions ranging from cabinet re-shuffling to 
a promise to step down from power 
in 2014. None of his offers placated 
the protesters, whose goal was now 
to remove the dictator ft^om power 
completely. On Jan. 14, the public 
pressure became too much, and Ben 
Ali fled to Saudi Arabia. Tunisia's 
dictatorship was over, and a caretaker 
government has been installed while 
the Tunisian people hold elections 
and review their constitution. 

More recently, a similar public opposition 
movement has swept across Egypt On Jan. 
25. Egypt's National Police Day, thousands of 
protesters took to the streets in major Egyptian 
cities, including Cairo and Alexandria 

After the protesters refused to disperse despite 
several clashes with p^>lice, the Egyptian gov- 
emment cut off all Internet and most mobile 
phone access in the country Shortly thereafter, 
the ligyptian army was deployed to major cities 
to restore order and suppress the protesters. Few 
clashes between military pereonnel and civilians 
have been reporled a result of Egypt having a con- 
scription-based rather than a professional military 

Yet, despite all of this, Egyptian president Hosni 
Mubarak - whose 30-year terni is the norm for 

the region reluses to cede power Mis dissolu- 
tion of the gosemmenl was a meaningless gesture 
that could not quell the nation's one demand his 

President Obama and the State Department 
welcomed the Tunisian revolution with open arms 
and pointed to it as a triumph of democracy o\er 
dicuitorship. Meansvhile. U.S. support for Egypt's 
almost identical re\olulionary fervor is scant and 
carefully worded. When speaking of Tunisia. 
Obama praised the Tunisian people and their dedi- 
cation to dcmiH-Tacy 

However, it's not Islamic fundamen- 
talism that is repressing the people 
of Egypt; it's its own brutal dictator- 
ship, which the U.S. supports. 

However, when discussing Egypt's situation, 
the conversation rotated around Mubarak and how 
he could resolve the current crisis. Ilie protesters 
■ire mentioned only as a component to an ultimate 
solution that Mubarak and his government must 
surely find. 

Why such a difference in lone? 

Tunisia is a small country mostly known for its 
tourism. Mubarak is a strategic partner for the U.S. 
and a recipient of a significant amount of U.S. aid as 
a result of his self-described position as a bulwark 
against Islamic extremism. Approximately $1 .5 bil- 
lion worth of aid, $1.3 billion of which goes to the 
military, is sent to Egypt every year. 

However, its not Islamic fundamentalism that is 
repressing the people of I-gypt; it's its own brutal 
dictatorship that the U.S. supports. In his speech 

on the issue. President Obama mentitmed thai the 
Egyptian government should institute refonns to 
address the dissatisfaction of the I-gyptian people 
But at no point did he mention Mubarak giving up 
any of his dictatorial powers. 

The U.S. stands at a crossroads now. Flowery 
rhetoric about how much the U.S. values democ- 
racy abroad is meaningless if it is not backed up 
by similar actions, like a withdrawal of U.S. sup- 
pt)ri for the Mubarak regime until it caves to llie 
demands of the Egyptian population. Mubarak 
is seen by the Egyptian people as the cau.se of 
the corruption and inequality which 
keeps so many Eigyptians mired in 
poverty while allowing Mubarak's pri- 
vate clique to use an entire island in 
ihc middle of the Nile as their pleasure 
club. Cjiving up power would mean 
an end to this lifestyle for him and his 
supporters, so he will cling to power 
for as long as he has any supptirt U.S. 
suppt>n included. 
Demticracy is risky business; you never know 
who will end up in power. If the U.S. backs the 
pro-demixracy protests in Egypt, it nsks lining 
Mubarak as an ally, should he manage to remain in 
power. Even if he is ousted, the resulting govern- 
ment may end up unfriendly to the U.S.. or more 
likely as pliable as Mubarak's regime. However, in 
order for demtxracy to flourish, risks must be taken. 
So the U.S. is faced with a choice; support anoth- 
er risky experiment in demiK-racy, or play it safe 
with the friendly neighborhtKHl dictator If Obama's 
answer is the latter, as his recent addresses on the 
issue seem to suggest, then the U.S. is clearly not 
dedicated to democracy, but to American-minded 

Yunislav Mikhcnlov is a Collegian columnist. He 
can he reached at ymikha}l(astudent.umai.\.edu. 

Anonymous History 

Max Calloway 

On Thursday, Jan. 27, history was made. In an unprecedented act, 
Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party stopped the Internet in 
Egypt. Since then, no single Egyptian website has been accessible from 
the outside world, and modem communication has ground to a halt 
throughout Egypt. 

The next day, all hell broke loose. Amidst 
rubber bullets and raging fire, the people of 
Egypt unanimously shouted, "Enough! " 

Sitting at my desk on Friday night, I bore witness to history. On a 
window streaming Al-Jazeera's live coverage. 1 watched as President 
Mubarak showed his people the rigged deck he had been playing with 
for the past 29 years. He promised his nation a unilateral dissolution of 
the government and his intention to rebuild it in order to better serve the 
people. In effect, he admitted, on live television, that he and he alone ran 
the show. The free people of Egypt called for his head. 

None of this is news. At this point, everyone around the world knows 
what is happening in Egypt. But right next to my browser sat a different 
sort of window: one looking at the back-door of the Egyptian Revolution. 

While Al-Jazeera's pundits commented on the continued unrest, 
I watched as hundreds of 
Anonymous agents worked to 
restore communication to Egypt. 
I was sitting in the #opegypt chan- 
nel of the Anonymous network's 
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server. 

IRC is more or less the iChat 
of serious Internet junkies. 
Depending on the server and chan- 
nel you connect to, you can find 

everything from video-game enthusiasts and hackers, to pretty much 
any type of pirated multimedia your heart desires. The whole program is 
minimalistic in that disheveled sci-fi way that made the Matrix eye candy 
for your office's IT guy. 

There are five windows only one of which I actually know the func- 
tion of - pertaining to various ports, usemames and server addresses. 
The one that I pay any attention to is a continuous scroll of boring look- 
ing text punctuated by a symphony of clicks, beeps and what I can only 
describe as "dunts." This the chat window is where all the action is. 
where all the Anony-mites reside. 

Anonymous, in case you've missed it. has gained a reputation as 
WikiLeaks' shock troops. While its recently attracted some colorful 
press for malicious Internet attacks on organizations that cross its sense 
of ethical standards, its beginnings are much more humble if just as 

Anonymous first reared its head in 2006 when a group of anonymous 
users logged onto the social networking site "Habbo" and formed various 
offensive shapes, for. . well apparently for no reason. 

On a window streaming Al-Jazeera's live 
coverage, I watched as President Mubarak 
showed his people the rigged deck he had 
been playing with for the past 29 years. 

Their next move revealed Anonymous' political sensibilities af\er it 
knocked racist radio host Hal Turner's website offline. 

Then, in 2007. an Internet predator named Chris Forcand was 
arrested. Shortly after his arrest, information came out that members 
of Anonymous had been tracking and monitoring him. They appar- 
ently employed some Chris Hanson-style tactics trying to catch him. But 
anyway, the whole incident revealed the scarily old-testament ethics of 
Anonymous. This same wrath has since then aligned itself with the vil- 
lainous looking Jullian Assanges WikiLeaks and been directed towards 
the Church of Scientology. MaslerC ard. the Tunisian government and 
now Hosni Mubarak. 

In the case of Egypt, the users logged into the #opegypt channel were 
busy establishing a series of proxy servers that would allow Egyptians 
to access the Internet and begin communicating with the outside worid 
again while simultaneously dumping as much information on Egypt as 
their efforts would allow. 

With such a media overload going on, I found myself a little thirsty, 
and so I went to the kitchen for some needed hydration. As I turned off 
the faucet, I heard the frantic punditry of Al-Jazeera rattling off rapid fire, 

punctuated by IRC's erratic percus- 
sive alerts. As I stood oufside my 
closed door I couldn't help but feel 
as though history was on the other 
side. It was the same feeling you get 
when you realize you're a part of 
some mass of humanity all rabidly 
pursuing a shared goal. 

Then I started to feel guilty and 

more than a little stupid. 

I had been staring at a computer for the better part of a half-hour. 

absolutely enthralled by a bunch of light on a screen pertaining to an 

event that was a world away. But that didn't change the familiarly human 

energy that was seemingly oozing from my laptop's monitor. 

We live in a very different time. On "Anonymous Operations," the 
Anonymous blog, their latest post reads, "Anonymous is a machine that 
harnesses the talent that other, lesser institutions often fail to acknowl- 
edge or incorporate." It continues staling, "All significant human activity 
is the result of human collaboration - including this very press release. 
And the means by which humans may collaborate has exploded - not 
expanded, not increased, but exploded." 

What all this means for democracy I can't really say. What I do know 
is that Anonymous' effort in support of the Egyptian people is a new type 
of historical precedent that says something about our potential for mean- 
ingful change if we drop the ego games so characteristic of contemporary 
social movements. 

Ma.x Calloway is a Collegian contributor. He can be reached at mcal- 
lowa@Mudent. umass. edu. 

Things scree slopes can teach you 

It is a strange thing to be submerged in 
the wilderness for four months with nine 
people who were previously strangers to 
you. Quickly you understand more about 
these people than you knew about your clos- 
est ftiends. Living 

Natalie Beittel '"tether in the om- 
m^-^tmm^^^^^^ doors, you share 
everything; close 
sleeping quarters in lents, food, the discovery 
of new places, to name a few. You watch each 
other learn, live. and. in the most revealing of 
times, struggle. 

Nine other students and I spent 30 days 
sea kayaking and canoeing on the south 
island i>f New Zealand during my semester 
with the National Outdoor Leadership School 
(NOLS) during the spring of my junior year 
in college. For the most part, there was beau- 
tiful weather during these two expeditions, 
and the morale of the group stayed high. We 
vsorked hard during the traveling part of the 
day. and then swam in the warm ocean water, 
napped on the beach or explored the nearby 
hills and mountains in the afternoons. Both 
boating sections were relatively easy. Travel 
days were six hours or less, leaving lots of 
time to relax and rejuvenate. 

Now immersed in the final expedition 
of the semester - backpacking - the physical 
demands of travel became greater and the 

weather grew harsher as we moved into New 
Zealand's fall and climbed higher into the 

As the backpacking section progressed 
and we learned necessary skills -such as 
navigating with our maps and compa.ss, pre- 
dicting weather and traversing the high peaks 
and scree rock walls - students 
were assigned to lead each 
day's travel The second time 
around, while each leading a 
group, our instructors would 
remain silent unless an emer- 
gency arose. 

As Leader of the Day 
(LOD). you were responsi- 
ble for planning the group's 
route - all otT-trail - navigating, and monitor- 
ing the other students. Nasty weather made 
for less enthusiastic travel, as putting on 
frozen boots each moming is not particularly 
pleasant. Carrying 80-plus pound backpacks 
all day was the most difficult thing some 
people had ever done. One or two students in 
particular really struggled on a daily basis; we 
were all hungry and there never seemed to be 
enough ftHxl. 

My second day as LOD I had three other 
students in my group. Tim, Aaron, and Cheryl 
were with me along with Jom, our "silent 
instructor." Cheryl had it especially bad; a 

sore ankle and a slow pace resulted in little 
confidence in her steps. As I prepared for 
a slow moving day up on the high peaks. 
I a.sked Tim and Aaron to be patient and 
encourage Cheryl, who would need all the 
support she could get. The day began at a 
snail's crawl, and as we moved onto the slid- 

Reaching the tops and looking out at 
endless scenery with the wind often 
pounding at your face is one of the 
best feelings I have ever experienced. 

ing, rocky ridge sides, Cheryl's movements 
slowed even further as her nerves rose. 1 tried 
to balance navigating, keeping the group 
intact, and taking turns with others coaching 
Cheryl. Luckily, the weather held clear and 
calm. When the peaks become submerged 
in clouds, navigating becomes scary as you 
move blindly. 

The day progressed, and by mid-afternoon 
we were all instructing Cheryl through the 
climb. The wind had been increasing, and 
as we moved onto a new ridge, it became 
severe. Walking upright on the slanted slope 
was incredibly difficult, and you had to shout 

to be heard. Despite all of this, the mountains 
were absolutely beautihil. Bare of any vegeta- 
tion, covered in layers of gray nx:ks that acted 
like sand when you walked, with occasional 
large sculpture-like slabs jutting up out of the 
suriace. the peaks were amazing. Reaching the 
tops and k)oking out at endless scenery with the 
wind often pounding at your 
face is one of the best feelings 
I have ever experienced. 

Cheryl was mentally 
drained at this point and lost 
all self-sufficiency. She start- 
ed to fall over every few steps 
and. after picking her up off 
the ground several limes, I 
made the decision to end the 
day. descetxl and find a tent sptit. Because 
she was having such difticulty, we unloaded 
Cheryl's backpack on the ridge and stuffed our 
bags with her gear. Aaron put Cheryl's arm 
over his shoulder and with his ann around her 
waist he carried her down the mountain to the 
grass, where we would camp. 

Camp was not ideal; we were far above the 
trees on a mix of rcK'ks and grass with the wind 
howling in every direction. We wrestled witli 
the lent trying not to let the wind whip it away, 
and it had to be secured with every large rock 
we could find in order to stay put through the 
night. By the time all live of as squeezed into 

the three-person tent - the other group of five 
had the other tent - 1 was exhausted, frustrated 
and disappointed to be in such close proximity 
to Cheryl, who had tested my patience to its 

Looking back, that day as LOD with 
Cheryl was one of the most difficult days I 
have ever experienced. Leading a group in the 
backcounuy with a group member requiring 
constant and full support from the others was 
incredibly challenging. However, balancing 
self-exploration with the needs of a team is 
the goal of NOLS. (>i that day, I learned the 
most beautiful and exhilarating trips can be bad 
despite your best efforts; sometimes, the best 
you can do is maintain. 

Later, our instructor reminded me of the 
day's significance: We had survived a hike 
in severe weather despite unsure fcxiting and 
an injured teammate. 1 also learned there are 
limits to my patience - I'm still very angry with 
Cheryl when I think of her lackluster efforts. 
But I know if I chtx>se to pursue similar leader- 
ship roles after graduation. I will encounter 
similarly frustrating situations. I hope with 
this experience under my belt. I will be able 
to appreciate the fruits of my efforts with less 

Natalie Beittel w a Collegian contributor. 
She can he reached at nheittel((^\tudent.umas.s. 



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Phish fried: Noho loves McLovins 

B\ Ltsi IL Ri)st.\nbii) 

l.;OI.LbliL\N) StAlh 

The streets and restaurants of Northampton were 
bustling Saturday night with teenagers, college stu- 
dents and adults all gathered and gearing up for a 
common reason: 1 he McLovins were in town. 

Hailing from Connecticut, the band surprisingly 
did not meet in their hometowns. Members Jeff 
Howard and Jake Huffman actually met in the sum- 
mer of 200X at a rock music camp, while HufTman 
met Jason Ott at a ja/z camp that same summer. 

"I just called them up and we started jamming in 
the basement," said Huffman. 

HutTman's mother. Carol, the band's manager and 
driving force, was at the front of the stage the entire 
night. Throughout the night, the trio liked to throw out 
the term "momager" in recognition of her work. 

Nearly two years after becoming a YouTube 
sensation with their popularized rendition of the 
quintessential Phish song "YLM," Ott, 17, Howard. 
16. and Huffman. IK. have blown up across the jam- 
rock scene Their talent, despite their youth, has cap- 
tivated many, with their numerous YouTube videos. 
They didn't get there overnight, though; Drumlovin 
HufTman has been playing the drums for 10 years and 
explains. "Music has always been a part of my life." 
Axlovin Howard started out playing the acoustic 
guitar and transitioned to playing the electric around 
nine years-old. Now 16, his skill most cenainly sur- 
passes that of his years. 

While Basslovin Ott started playing the piano at 
age 5, he mastered the cello and picked up the bass 
around the eighth grade, when he first learned how to 
play "Seven Nation Army" by the While Stripes 

With several years of getting to know one another, 
practice and perseverance, this trio let the entire crowd 
at the Iron Horse know they are the real deal. 

The McLovins opened the set at 10:12 p.m. with 
"Caravan," a solid funk-rock jam that spanned a little 
over an astonishing 13 minutes. The song featured 
outright guitar solos from Howard, while HufTman 
kept the pace and upbeat rhythms of the flow, and 
the infusion of Ott's swift bass slaps and funk beats 
turned the heat up. Throughout the first song, the 
crowd's energy started out a little slow but increas- 
ingly gained speed, allowing the boys to show off their 
mastery of funk, rock and bluegrass infusions. 

When the second song, "Tokyo Tea," started up, 
everyone knew they were in for a wild ride. The 
fans erupted and the entire venue was grooving right 
along with the energy exuding from the stage. 

While the three definitely showed they have 
strong technical skills, their inspiration and love of 
music shined through at every moment of the show 

They explained how they are influenced by electron- 
ic, jazz, classic rock, jam music and funk - anything 
that has a "good funk groove," according to their 
bassist, Ott. 

As the first set rolled on, the energy at the Iron 
Horse kept getting stronger and stronger, to a point 
where the floor was even shaking The third song 
marked a point of independence for the guys. They 
went right into their new song, "Cohesive," written 
with Tom Marshall and Anthony Krizan of Phish. 
Ott, Howard and Huffman clicked with each other, 
exuding a fluid blend of their music throughout the 
entire song. 

Huffman took on lead vocals during "Cohesive" 
while smashing down on his well-rounded kit. The 
hooks, guitar licks and catchy lyrics were crowd- 
pleasers and drew in the fans even more. Although 
their sound needs maturation, this matter should be 
resolved as the band members get older. 

The boys were approached to write and record 
this song with Krizan and Marshall after the two and 
Phish front-man Trey Anastasio spotted their "YEM" 
video online The trio explained how they learned to 
write songs in a different way, where they became 
more focused and thorough with their music. All 
three agree, "Cohesive is more accessible than other 
songs - short, to the point and grabs listeners, and 
has a catchy hook." The crowd seemed to agree, as 
their screams grew louder and the groov ing on stage 
increased during the tune. 

Throughout the rest of the first set the three held it 
down and rocked it out w ith funk, rock, jazz and reg- 
gae tones which had fans soaring through the highs 
and lows of every guitar, bass and drum solo. 

Toward the end of the first set. the band busted 
out their hit cover "YEM." and had the entire venue 
in an uproar. Screams, laughter, cheering and dancing 
ensued when they attacked the technically-challeng- 
ing piece. All itiree executed their rendition flaw- 
lessly with "Landlady" and 'Peaches ' teases infused 
throughout the jam. 

Howard hit the axe precisely and roused the 
crowd with his enthusiastic dancing and roadrunner 
fast fingers up and down the frets, while Ott laid 
down funk beats and Huffman had a riveting drum 
solo at the end. with sharp hits to the symbols and 
kick drum. 

The energy and hype remained as the second set 
started up after a quick 10-minute break. This time 
around, the trio came out with instruments blazing. 
They opened with their original song. "Beadhead 
Crystal Bugger," featuring quirky bluegrass and ja/z 
infusions. The McLovins showcased their unique 
style with elongated notes, striking riffs and playful 
beats that had heads bobbing and feet moving. 

Nearly two vears after fH-cominu a Vi>u I uhc >l•n^atlo^, hi«h schnoltrs Jctt How.ird, Jake Huffman and Jasun 
Ott took to the staKc at thi' Iron Hor>i- Music H.ill in Northampton on Saturd.iv .i> The McLovin>. 

Next came another original McLovins song. 
"Deep Monster Trance." that let everyone know these 
guys have their own style and are producing progres- 
sive music with an original funky flare. 

As the set progressed, their flare, technicality and 
energy only grew and pulled the crowd's heartstrings 
with a cover of "Break On Through" by The Doors. 
They rounded out the set with "Conundrum" and 
"Hell Yeah." which got the crowd chanting. "Hell 
yeah, encore!" 

The trio rounded out the evening around 1 :0<) 
a.m. with "Virtual Circle" as an encore. The song 
sustained a high level of intense jamming; flawless 
guitar solos and brought the tempo back down at the 
end for a soothing close. 

The McLovins showed ihcir dedication to pleas- 
ing their fans when they lingered after the show to 

sign merchandise and pose for fan photos at nearly 
1:15 am 

Although commonly mistaken as a Phish cover 
band. The McLovins demonstrated their talent with 
a bunch of hit original songs and their funky, smooth 
and slick style. The trio are making a big name for 
themselves with a solid fan base and hcpclullv some 
festival spots this summer. 

.According lo the group, their goal tor the future 
is to "Headline MS(i. Red Rocks or Bonaroo... really 
headlining a festival would be amazing!" Ciiven their 
performance last Saturdav. there is little doubt that 
The McLovins will be around within the coming 
summer months and for many, many years to come. 

Leslie Rosent'icld can he reached at Irosenfiui 
sliidcnl iimii\s edu. 

Crowd dons white for party The "Rite" idea 


CtULEuiAN Staff 

This past Friday, the University 
of Massachusetts played host to 
hip hop producer and spin artist DJ 
Khaled in a dance club event known 
as the Winter White Party. 

Sponsored by NV Concepts 
and featuring the talents of sev- 
eral DJs from around the country, 
the event took over the Mullins 
Center and for one night, trans- 
formed it into the biggest dance 
club in the Valley. 

At 9 p.m. the doors opened and 
the bleached-white masses poured 
in, rocking and dancing, running 
eagerly to the floor. Only filling 
the floor half-way. the crowd was 
small compared to many concerts 
and events held at the Mullins 
Center, but when put next to a typi- 
cal dance club, the numbers were 
more impressive. 

White balloons, bathed in 
black light, littered the floor and 
bumped with the pounding bass. 
Most of the assembled dancers 

crowded the stage to move with 
the music, but not all. In addi- 
tion to the milling crowds at the 
edge of the floor and those taking 
breaks in the stands, a dedicated 
group of booty-shorted volun- 
teers took up residence on a plat- 
form in center court with a dance 
routine of their own. 

The theme of the party - the 
dance floor and the dancers 
were decked out in white, while 
ultraviolet lights illuminated the 
area - played out reasonably well. 
The outfits on the floor were all 
in-theme. but varied significantly 
from person to person. The males 
were dressed largely in jeans and 
white shirts, while female attend- 
ees ran the gamut from sporting 
white concert t-shirts and pants to 
bare-bones outfits of sports bras 
and booty shorts. It was readily 
apparent that, especially among 
the girls on the dance floor, it had 
been a chilly walk to the Mullins. 

The special effects, which 
could have pushed it over the 
edge, were underwhelming. 

Confetti and glitter launched 
from the stage produced a cool 
effect in the strobe lights, but 
were so intermittent that most 
of the time they were forgotten 
entirely. The main problem in 
the effects department was the 
UV lighting, which, since it came 
only from the stage, only lit up 
two-thirds of the crowd. 

The music was pretty standard 
club fare, with some mega-hits 
from the past decade, current 
chart toppers and a healthy dose 
of mash-up. The biggest crowd 
pleasers included "Shots" by 
LMFAO and Andy Sandberg's 
"Im on a Boat " What really 
drove the energy, however, was 
the DJ on the stage. 

While opener Adam Ramirez 
did nothing but mix tunes, later 
DJs worked the audience much 
more skillfully. Shouting, singing 
and interacting with the danc- 
ers. New Englander DJ Construe 
drove up the energy level and got 
the crowd fired up for the head- 
liner, DJ Khaled. 

Based out of Miami. Khaled 
has been touring the East Coast 
after the release of his latest album. 

The recording artist and record 
producer has worked with many of 
hip hop's biggest names, and when 
11 came to his mixes, there was no 
doubt as to his genre of choice. 

When trying to recreate the feel 
of a real dance club, the Winter 
White Party fell short. The lack of 
a bar and other club fixings made 
it hard for the all-ages event to 
capture the genuine club feel. 

The party also had a hard time 
matching the excitement that fol- 
lows most big-name concerts at the 
arena, where the stands are packed 
and floor space i> at a premium 

If taken at face value as a dance 
party, though, the event was a 
success. While the style and the 
quality of the DJs differed, on the 
whole the music was good, and 
most attendees found exactly what 
they weft looking for. 

Andrew Sheridan can he reached 
cit uglier l(a student.uniass.edu. 

MV III V ni|in;iA"< 

Thousands filled the Mullins Center dressed from head to toe in white for the Winter White Partv on Friday. Dj Khaled preformed as the 
Mullini. Center was convx:rted into the Pioneer Valley's largest dance club for one ni({ht only. 

Bv KMt M.AC Donald 

t Ol l>>.IAS SMU^ 

The latest in what should be 
a Hollywood genre of exorcism 
films. "The Rile." starring Colin 
O'Donoghuc and .\nthonv Hopkins, 
is surprisingly well-made and enter- 
taining. Where other movies have 
failed (like the ill-fated "Exorcism 
of Emily Rose" and "The Omen"). 
"The Rite" is supported by a flow- 
ing story based on true events. 

N'oung mortician Michael 
Kovak (ODonoghue) decides to 
get out of his small town and see 
something of the world. Due to his 
family's history. Kovak is forced 
to choose between being a priest 
or a mortician, .After entering the 
seminary, he begins to question 
his faith and wants out; before 
he can do so. he is enticed bv an 
exorcism class in Rome - a last 
ditch attempt by a mentor to enlist 
another priest. 

Attending the class, he is clear- 
ly still a doubter. With prompt- 
ing, he visits Father Lucas Trevant 
(Hopkins), an unorthodox exorcist. 
V\ hen Kovak witnesses a series of 
exorcisms, will his faith be saved? 
What will he do when such prcwf 
of the unseen gets a little too close 
for comfort .' 

New to the silver screen, 
O'Donoghuc plays his part like 
a seasoned Hollywood veteran. 
Known for a small part on the tele- 
V ision scries "The Tudors." the Irish 
actor has had little experience, but 
brings tangible depth to Kovak's 
character 1 he majority of Kovak's 
back-story is shown through a 
series of flashbacks throughout the 
film, which round out the char- 
acter nicely. .Although supported 
by great actors like Hopkins and 
C laran Hinds. ODonoghue steals 
the show with his performance. 

These experienced supporting 
actors do not. however, fall with- 
out a fight. Known best for his 
portrayal of the character Hannibal 
I.ecter in "The Silence of the 
Lambs" series, Hopkins flawlessly 
assumes the role of Trevant. There 
arc quite a few ominous scenes 
in which lather Lucas channels 
Lecter's crazed doctor character in 
his speech and actions. While this 
can be distracting, as viewers try to 
figure out what is so familiar about 
the character, it actually adds to the 
chilling scenes. 

Surprisingly. Father Lucas" 
character brings laughs to "The 
Rite." A movie about exorcisms 

doesn't seem like it would have 
many funnv moments, but Hopkins 
bnngs a comedic timing that doesn't 
seem out of place or odd. 

Most notably. Director Mikael 
Hafstrom effectively controls 
the pacing of the film, prevent- 
ing scenes from dragging on and 
becoming boring. Hafstrom. known 
for the 2005 thriller "Derailed," 
kept the audience on the edge of 
their seats for most of the film, a 
tribute to his ability to avoid pre- 

Clearly the hardest working 
contributor to "The Rite." howev- 
er, is cinematographer Ben Davis, 
who viewers can thank for some 
visually beautiful shots. The cin- 
ematography first gets the audi- 
ence's attention with captivating 
depictions of behind-the-scenes 
mortuary work, but Davis" work 
keeps the scene interesting, rather 
than disgusting. 

"The Rite " also features amaz- 
ing aerial shots of Rome and the 
Vatican which are eventually low- 
ered down to street level, allow- 
ing viewers to see Rome the way 
Romans do. The majority of the 
scenes are shot at eye level and 
close up. which adds to viewers" 
feeling of being present in the room 
for the exorcisms. 

rhe score, though it becomes 
lost in the action, can also up 
the fear factor, as creepy laughter 
and church b.ells fill the silence. 
.Although more probably could 
have been done with the back- 
ground music, its simplicity 
emphasized the actions portrayed 
')n the screen. 

W hile a mov ie about exorcisms 
must include religious symbols and 
values. Hafstrom is carefiil not to 
force any beliefs on the audience, 
mostly because the central charac- 
ter is a nonbeliever. 

The most chilling aspect of "The 
Rite" is that it is actually based on 
true events. While little is revealed 
concerning this fact, the story's 
basis in reality is alarming when 
events begin to unfold. 

Overall. "The Rite"" is a great 
addition to the stack of exorcism 
flicks. Between the cast, flowing 
plotline and visualh appealing 
shots, there is never a dull moment. 
"The Rite"' is already at the top of 
the box oHice for its opening week- 
end, and this chilling, psychological 
thriller is sure to captivate viewers 
for some time. 

Kate Mac Donald can he reached 
at kaitlvnmUi student, umass.edu. 

Monday, January 31, 20 11 



UM runs key in win 
against Rhode Island 

Kellogg coinmcntcd after the game 
thai (iurley's bii/yer-beater was aii 
inditatiDn ot the level of development 
(iurley has seen. According to Kellogg, 
in years past, Ciurley wouldn't have 
p;iid !»s much attention to the shot clock 
and would ha\ e h»icked up a shot with- 
out carel'ul consideration. 

"It was great to watch." Kellogg 
said, "lo see him make that play, it's 
rewarding as a coach to see that." 

\s the rest of the half" dv^'indled 
down, llie Minutemen kept their game 
together and never had to kx)k back as 
their lead held up. 

ITie first half of the contest featured 
a transition from fiery, fluid play to 
brutish, tough-nosed combat between 
the two sides. The Minutemen jiunped 
out early w ith a 1 5-2 run through the 
fiiM seven minutes to separate itself 
from its traditit)nal rival. 

Once I,' Mass reached 20 points, 
URI picked up the pace and cooled 
off UMass witli a 1 3-2 run of its own. 
UMass would have the final say going 
into the break afler Ourley, true to 
style, put away a last-second shot from 
beyoiid the arc to give the Minutemen 
a 25-22 advantage. 

The w in puts the Minutemen ahead 
of the Rams, and it says something 
about where the Maroon and White are 
headed ITie l.'RI game isnt the end of 
the roiid krr the Minutemen, however. 
as they are about to start a two-game 
road tnp against Saint Louis and Saint 

"It was huge for us," Gurley said. 
"We know we have the opportunity to 
make iinother statement in thus league." 

Uerh Scnhner can he reached at 

BASKETBALL from page 8 

included a pair of .Vpointers 

This appeared to be the sp.irk 
UMass needed, as lis game pla> 
changed significantly following the 
(kradltxk The Miiuiiemcn went out 
on another ran, as sophomore for- 
ward hreddie Rilev netted a 3-pointer 
to put llie Minutemen up live Iven 
Hashini "Big t ity" Baiiev got in on 
the action, as he scored a quick layup 
off his own steal and fast break. 

"I think 'City' really came out 
tnd played with a high level." (iurley 
liiid. "He was definitely a big contrib- 
utor tonight and I'm proud of him." 

"Last lime I did something like 
that was prep schot)l. high school, 
something like that," Bailey reflected 
on his own crowd-pleasing move. 
; Kven KelU)gg look notice of 
Bailey's agile moves. 

"He shi>wed some cat-like quick- 
ness on the poke-away," Kellogg 

As the half continued. UMass 
found other ways to slay on top 
tad mcrea.se its lead. One of the 
i^fhlights of the oflensive production 
(tme with three minutes remaining, 
when (jurley nailed a bu/yer-beat- 
iag. NBA-length .^pointer to put the 
^inutemen up nine. 
', » "It just comes with the flow of the 
jMinc," (iurley said. "I tried my best 
to get a g(xxl IcKik. and fortunately it 
♦■ent down." 

'When he makes shots like that, I 
personally think he's the best player 
in our league," forward Javom Kartell 

Sophomore forward Terrell V'insoii (2) dunks the hall ai;ainst Rhode Island on 
Vinson is averaging 6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 20 names this season. 

Gurley, Bailey 
make big plays 

GURLEY from page 8 

knows, NO for the player to have that ability that, 
I'm the guy at that point.' I think ihal gives you 

What Kellogg was mosi impiessed wiiii in that 
play was (iurley's patience in wailing for the right 
lime lo pull the trigger. Shot liming has been a point 
of emphasis between Kellogg and (iurley as the 
senior develops as a player "Kor anybody wht)'s seen 
his maturation process, two years ago the ball would 
have hit his hand and he would have shot with nine 
[seconds left on the shot clock] and not even move," 
Kellogg said. "Last year, it would have been a situa- 
tion where maybe ii would be one move and then a 
fade-away with a guy hanging on him." 

While Kellogg is used to seeing (iurley make big 
plays, he was both enlertained and impressed with 
Bailey's eflbrl. 

Midway through the second half, ihe Minutemen 
center recognised a similar play he saw run by Rhode 
Island in the first half. Bailey overplayed it and lipped 
the ball away from his man before coming away with 
a steal. With an open path to Ihe basket. Bailey raced 
to the other end and finished a layup over a Rams 

"It looked funny." Kellogg said with a smile. "In 
all honesty, we work on that layup with the guys in 
practice just about every day. It's our perfection layup, 
we've been doing it as a coach for the last better of 15, 
20 years. ...That may have been one of every fifth- 
game you gel thai [play] from a big guy, but it actually 
paid dividends." 

Bailey said he hadn't had a steal leading to a basket 
in the open floor since his iime at prep school or high 

Aside from e.xciling the crowd on that play. Bailey 
also contributed three rebounds (two olTensive) in his 
time off the bench to give UMass a spark in the front- 

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Monday, January 31, 2011 

Mosgrove's performance not enough as 
Minutewomen lose, 62-51, against SBU 

BV MlcMAbl, WtXlt) 


After trailing St. Bonaventure by 12 
points in the first half, the Massachusetts 
women's basketball team fought back to 
take a two-point lead late in the game, but 
couldn't hold on, as the Bonnies recovered 
and defeated UMass, 62-51. on Saturday. 

Senior Ccrie Mosgrove, who has been 
playing extremely well of late, tallied her 
fifllh double-double of the season, pouring 
In IS points and tying a career high with 1 1 

"I thought Cerie, with another dou- 
Wc-double. was phenomenal," UMass 
head coach Sharon Dawley said in a 
UMassathletics.com interview. "She's play- 
ing so well I think we have lo find a way to 
gel her a little bit more rest, but she's doing 
I great job right now," 

"It's her rebounding that has really taken 

over and helped us in games now, and I'm 

(tally proud of her efforts." Dawley added. 

, The Minuiewomen were ahead briefly 

to start the game, but quickly fell behind, 

14-5, after six minutes of play. The Bonnies 
continued to pull ahead with layups from 
Doris Ortega and led by nine points at half- 

The Maroon and White recovered in 
the second half, shooting 50 percent and 
making 10 of 16 free throws to cut St. 
Bonaventure's lead to four. UMass tied 
the game at 40 when Mosgrove netted a 
3-pointer, and took the lead when she con- 
verted on a layup lo put her team up by two 

"It was a great play, a great shot," Dawley 
said. "Unfortunately, at that point we gave up 
some [offensive] boprds after that, so we have 
to mature a lot to be able to make a big shot 
then get a stop." 

The Bonnies refused to let the 
Minutewomen's lead last long, as they went 
on lo outscore UMass, 18-5, in the rest of Ihe 
half to hold on for Ihe victory. 

UMass' Jasmine Walson, last season's 
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, tallied 10 
points and eight rebounds, Einilie Teuscher 
scored 10 and senior Megan Zullo recorded six 
assists and three points for the Minutewomen. 

For St. Bonaventure. Megan Van 
Talenhove had a double-double of her 
own, leading the attack with 20 points. \'S 
rebounds and six steals. C ara (Juslafson 
added 12 points and seven boards, while 
Alaina Walker contributed 1 1 points and six 

St. Bonaventure shot 41 percent from 
the floor, made 26 percent of its 3-pointers 
and converted almost 80 percent of their 
attempts at the charity stripe. The team 
also forced 1 7 turnovers, 1 1 of which were 
steals, and blocked three shots. 

The Minutewomen will return lo .Vmhersi 
for two games this week when they lake 
on Duquesne Wednesday and Charlotte 
Saturday. Coach Dawley said that after a 
few games on the road, she's happy to be 
back at home for a liltle while, so the team 
can praciice and play on their home floor. 

"[Not traveling! is a little less stress[full 
on the girls," Dawley said. "It's good lu 
practice and play in one spot for a solid 

Michael W'ixhI can he reached ai 
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MiiuiU'vvomen guard Kcllv Robins»>n takes a shot against Temple in 
a Kame earlier this sea,st)n. L'Ma.ss has lost its last three games. 

Ohio State survives scare, Duke upset 

By BilN LvMBtRi 


1^ SJU's Justin Brownlee dunks 
rhe ball in a game earlier this year. 

It c;ime down to a last second-shot, 
but No. 1 Ohio State was finally able to 
chalk up their 22nd consecutive victory 
over Northwestern on Saturday night. 

The gaine was a tfirilling back- 
and-forth affair, ultimately ending 

with the Buckeyes on lop, 58-57. 
Freshman star Jared Sullinger 
put the Buckeyes (22-0, 9-0 Big 
Ten) ahead for good by knock- 
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Northwestern's (13-8, 3-7 Big 
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Michael lliompstin's 3-poinier that put 
NU up. 55-54, with 3:43 remaining. 
Thompson was the star perfomier for 
Northwestern, leading the team with 
16 points and eiglit assists. 

Thompson could nol single-hand- 
edly carr> Ihe Wildcats lo victory, 
though, as Ohio State senior guard Jon 
Diebler hit a 3-pointer that gave the 
momentum back lo Ihe Buckeyes right 
before Sullinger s tree-tltrow put the 
Wildcats away for good. 

Sullinger. as he's ikme all seasoa 
led the way for Ohio Slate with 21 
points and eiglil rebtmnds. 

Dwighl Hiudy's 26 points spun^ 
St. John's to a 43-78 blowout win over 
No. 3 Duke on Sunday af^emcwn. Phe 
oulconK* was never in dmibi. as Ihe Red 
Siomi jumpeil out to a 46-25 lead at the 

St. John's (12-8, 4-5 Big East) con- 
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Irapping defense, which forced 1 7 lum- 
overs and prevented Duke's 3-poinl 
shooters from getting in sync. Despite 
hitting sh«)Us at a 48.1 percent clip this 
season, Uie Blue Devils (19-2. 6-1 
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atteinpts. In contrast St. John's knocked 
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Ihe field, while committing jast 1 1 turn- 

In addition lo HaiJy's scoring, the 
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Home Bmvviilec filled tlie slat sheet 
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IXike Senior guard Nolan Smith 
wiLs the lone hnght spot for the Blue 
Devils as he paceii Ihe team with 32 
pt)inls. 7 rebounds. 4 assists and a block. 

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Minutemen impress in win over the Rams 

UM heats URI, 64-54 


Soinethini! has inspiretl the MassachiLsctts men's basket- 
ball te-ain 

Whciher ii ^vas tmin ihcir travel issues, the 4,23'> in 
attendance at Sunday's gajne or a (iordim Hombay-iike 
speech from I Mass ctuicli IX-rek Kellogi;, the Minutemen 
(13-7. 5-2 Atlantic 10) delealed Rhode Island. 64-54. on 
Sunday despite heavy pressure from the Rams ( 1 3-8, 4-3 
A- 10) 

In earlier games thts season, L'Mass would open up a 
lai^e lead before losing il and leaving the outcome to what 
happened m the tinal lew minutes. Sunday's game was a 
diOerent story, as the Minutemen kept their composure on 
the way to aiu)llier v ictory. 

"That was a ginid victory for the kids," Kellogg said. 
■ITiey put together almost a complete game. I thought the 
guys weathered the stomi well." 

In the win. I Mass stayed ime to its recent offensive 
downfall with 20-tor-54 shooting from the HiKir. and an 
8-for-26 mark trom beyond the are. Similar to other games 
this season, the Minutemen showc-d how much of an impact 
their bench can make, as it combined for 22 points. 

(juard Anthony (iurley led the team with 21 points, 
seven assists and two rebounds, (iurley's leadership was 
miitched bv ( lary C orreia w hu led the team on both ends of 
the n(H)r. I lis live steals and one turnover were indicative of 
his defensive stabilities. 

The contest kept the two sides at a near deadlock for a 
while, with L.Rl storming back from an early UMass run to 
knot the two teams closely. 

"I thought the game could have gone either way for a 
while. " Kellogg said. 

At the 14:31 mark in the second half, the Rams stole 
the lead from the Minutemen following a quick run that 

See BASKETBALL on page 6 

Gurley, Bailey step up 

By Jay Assek 

Collegian Stahf 

Massachusetts men's basketball guard Anthony 
Gurley is used to making pivotal plays which lead to 
wins. Center Hashim Bailey, however, doesn't get that 
opportunity too of\en. 

Nevertheless, both players contributed significant 
baskets to help UMass win its second consecutive 
Atlantic 10 game over Rhode Island on Sunday. 

Gurley 's moment came late in the second half, 
when the Minutemen (13-7, 5-2 A- 10) were holding 
onto an eight-point lead as the Rams (13-8, 4-3 A- 10) 
attempted to make a comeback. 

With just over three minutes remaining and the 
shot clock winding down, the UMass guard received 
the ball at the top of the key for an isolation situa- 
tion. After trying to get by Rhode Island point guard 
Marquis Jones on several moves, Gurley stepped back 
and created space, as Jones overcommitted. Gurley 
fired with the shot clock expiring and hit his fourth 
3-pointer of the game to put the dagger in the Rams. 

The long-range connection not only extended the 
Minutemen lead, but demoralized the Rams after 
nearly 35 seconds of unrelenting defense. 

"I think they thought the game was over," UMass 
guard Javom Fairell said of Rhode Island after the 
shot. "When he makes shots like that. I pei^onally 
think he's the best player in our league." 

UMass coach Derek Kellogg knows it takes a cer- 
tain type of player and person to take on the burden 
of such a moment and believes Gurley is that kind of 

"There's no question (as to] what's happening at 
that point from anybody," Kellogg said. "The team 
knows, the coaches know, everybody in the building 

IHI-Bm\STflN rOll-EOlAN 

UMass guard Javorn Farrell ( 10) takes a shot against Rhode Island on Sunday. Fairell registered six points, 
four rebounds, three assists and two steals in UMass' 64-54 win twer the Rams. 

See GURLEY on page 6 

UMass picks up a point in 
weekend series against Huskies 

By SiLVt LtviNk 

C^l'LLkliLAN STAhf 

On Saturday, the Massachusetts 
men's hockey team avoided what 
could have been a terrible weekend 
at the hands of Northeastern. 

After losing 3-0 to the Huskies 
in Boston Friday, the Minutemen 
retumed home to a raucous crowd at 
the Mullins Center, eventually tying 
their conference rivals, 2-2. 

The game was tense throughout 
and featured plenty of momentum 
shifts, penalties and a physicality 
level that UMass (6-13-5. 5-8-5 
Hockey East) has not seen yet this 

"[Northeastern] is as physical a 
team as there is in our league and 
they re a team that took it away 
from us on Friday on that front." 
UMass coach Don Cahoon said. 
"That's they're makeup, and our 
younger guys are learning more 
about it each and every weekend." 

Nonheastem (8-10-7. 7-7-6 HE) 
quieted the home crowd Just 33 sec- 
onds into the first period on senior 
Wade MacLeod's team-leading 
twelfth goal of the season. NU's 
Steve Silva started the sequence by 
throwing a wrist shot on goal that 
Paul Dainton turned aside. NU's 
Tyler McNcely then gathered the 
loose puck behind the net and found 
MacLeod in the slot, who fired a 
shot past Dainton for the 1-0 lead. 

UMass responded immediate- 
ly with two goals in two minutes 
from Chase Langeraap and Michael 
Pereira. Langeraap. a senior, lied 
the game with his sixth goal of the 
season, a wrap-around effort from 
behind the net that just beat Husky 
goaltender Chris Rawlings. 

The Minutemen then made it 2-1 
on Pereira 's team-leading tenth goal 
of the season. Pereira, a freshman, 
positioned himself in the high slot 
during a UMass 3-on-l rush that 
began with Colin Shea passing to 
Conor Sheary in transition. Sheary 
then led the rush and found Pereira, 
who unleashed a perfect shot over 
Rawlings' left shoulder. 

"It was a real pivotal game for 
us emotionally to be able to hang in 
there," Cahoon said. "We would' ve 
liked a better result, but I felt good 
about the team and the effort that 
(the players] made." 

"Tonight was really important 
to not just cave in and succumb to 
what could've been a disastrous 
weekend." Cahoon added. 

Neither team would score for the 
remainder of the period, as UMass 
went into the first intermission hold- 
ing a 2-1 lead. 

Northeastern came out with a 
vengeance in the second period, 
outshooting the Minutemen. 11-0. 
MacLeod tied the game at two 
apiece three minutes into the stanza. 

taking advantage of a failed clear- 
ing attempt by the Minutemen. The 
clearing attempt hit a body on its 
way out of the zone and landed right 
in front of the faceoff circle, where 
MacLeod picked up the puck and 
sent a backhander through Dainton 's 
legs to tie the game. The Huskies did 
not let up for the remainder of the 
period, using physical play to con- 
trol the puck and pace of the game. 

UMass lost forward Danny 
Hobbs earlier in the game to an inju- 
ry, as he joins a group of Minutemen 
currently listed as day-to-day. 

"From a coaching perspective, 
it was a really interesting game 
because of what took place (on 
Friday], our lineup and the way it 
had to be put together, the resolve 
that it took within our locker room 
to get an honest effort from every- 
one and not dwell on the fact that 
some of us weren't there." said 

The Minutemen escaped the sec- 
ond period without further damage, 
and took the 2-2 tie into the third. 

The third period was evenly- 
played, as Northeastern held a 6-5 
edge in shots. The best opportu- 
nity for UMass came with over six 
minutes to play, as it went on a 
5-on-3 power play for 45 seconds. 
The Minutemen continually tried 
to set up shots from the point, but 
Rawlings denied the efforts. carry- 

Freshman forward Michael Pereira (7) controls the puck along the sideboards during Saturday's game 
against Northeastern. Pereira scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season in the 2-2 draw. 

ing the Huskies into the five minute 
overtime period. 

"We brought it tonight and we 
certainly had as many opportunities 
as they did to put il away." Cahoon 
said. "Our penalty kill was fabulous, 
and I thought we had some pretty 
good looks on the power play . . . fin- 
ishing is another story altogether." 

The overtime period belonged to 
UMass. w+rich outshot Northeastern, 8-2. 
With time dwindling down. Dainton made 
a clutch save to preserve the tie. Dainton 
finished with 30 saves to Rawlings' 39. 

The Minutemen will try to buiU on 
their effort for the remaining 10 games, 
nine of whkh come against ranked oppo- 

"This team's in for a slugfest," 
Cahoon said. "Anything we can 
get along the way is going to 
help us grow and maybe give us 
a mentality and a base to grow 
from and to build off of to suc- 

Steve Levine can be reached at 
slevine@student. umass.edu. 

Penalty kill unit effective as 
power play struggles continue 

By Dan GiGUom 


Freshman defe 
Hanlev leads all U 

nsi-man Joel Hanlcy (44) takes a shot horn the bUu- line against Northeastern on Saturday. 
M defensemen with 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) in 20 games this season. 

The Massachusetts hockey team's weekend series against 
Nonheastem ended in a 2-2 stalemate on Saturday, with the 
Minutemen special teams playing with varying results. 

It would be misleading for UMass, which is 3-3-1 in its last 
seven games, to lump their power play and penalty kill into the 
tidy category of special teams. Tlieir efficiency on the power 
play iind penalty kill has been a stailt contrast of late. 

Entering last weekend's series against the Huskies, 
the Minutemen had given up one power play goal since 
a debacle at the Mullins Center on Jan. 7 that ended in 
a 5-3 conie-from-behind win for the Huskies. UMass 
coach Don Cahoon pointed to that game as a marker 
for his team's lack of discipline, which resulted in six 
penalties and a comeback win for Northeastern. 

Iwo of those six penalties aune ;ibout halfwyy tlmxigh the 
scuHxl pentxl set up a fivv-(»i-lliree. iuxl lal U) tlie Huskies etching 
tlicir ivuiics in tlv I IMass rccoixl lxx)ks witli tlie fiistest three goals 
ever given iqi by the Minutemen ajsiinst a Division 1 opponent 

UMass took eight pcniilties at the Mullins Center last 
Saturday, which didn't necessarily irk Cahtxni 

•Toniglit's penalties were more a part of tlie fabric of the 
game." Cahtxm siiid after the game. "1 tliink penalties went 
both ways t(xl;iy iuid botli teams went at il." 

Northeastern had five powcT play opportunities, but UMass' 
peretlty kill unit staved off every attempt iind all nine shots. This 

was a far cry from three weeks ago, wfien Nortfieastem went 
3-for-6 on the man advantage. 

For die weekend, the Huskies finished 0-10 on the power 
play, a result indicative of the Minutemen 's shorthanded suc- 
cess of late. In six games prior to this weekend, UMass allowed 
one goal on 19 chances. 

If one coasiders special teams play to \x one category, 
then Saturday's game was not a total success. Although the 
Minutemen played well with a man down, they missed on all 
seven power play opportunities of its owa For the weekend, 
UMass finished 0-1 1 on the man advantage. 

"(Northeastern 's] penalty kill, at the end of the day, tliey'ie 
probably pretty happy with (how they played]." Cahoon said 
"1 thought we had some pretty good looks on our power play. 
I thought we possessed the puck and had some pretty good 
chances, finishing is another story altogether." 

UMass has scored one power play goal in its last ftxir 
games ( 1 -23) and is tied for seventh in Hockey F^ in power 
play scoring percentage ( 14 pcfx«nt). 

The Minutemen scored eight power play goals in their ftrA 
13 games (12 percent) before a stretch of games between Dec. 
30 to Jan. 1 5 in which they converted on the man advantage in 
five straight games (7-for-24, 29 percent). 

UMass' last ten games will be against all but one ranked 
opponent It Ls likely that the results of these contests will be 
deckled by the Minutemen 's special teams units. 

Dan Gigliotti can he reached at dgigliol@student. 




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Mubarak protests continue Three UM faculty 

UMass student at American University Cairo said to be sate g[lVCtl SCTVICC grailtS 

Bv Tim JoNts 

QtLLiuiAN SIA^^ 

A country steeped in chaos. 
Fgypt has become a nation in 
upheaval. Protesters have stormed 
the northeast African Repubhc's 
streets, defied curfew and torched 
cities in an attempt to overthrow 
their government. And as commu- 
nication is slowly dismantled from 
the inside, most of the world can 
only ga/e at the destruction and 
upheaval of the fragmented Muslim 

Ray Mohammed, an Egyptian- 
American student at the University ol 
Massachusetts, said the protests sweep- 
ing across his homeland have letl him 
uncertain, unable to envision an Igvj)! 
without President H^^sn" Mubanik 

"Honestly, I didn't km)w how to 
react," said Mohammed. "I've only 
known one hgyptian president for 
my life, and that's Mubarak, and he 
is Kgypt." 

l-igyptian President Hosni 
Mubarak, in oHice since 1981. is 
currently holding on to his power 
amid protests from many factions 
of the counlrv demanding the ter- 
mination of his reign. He did not 
emerge from hiding until several 
days after the protests began, when 
he announced the installmeni of 
Vice President Omar Suleiman, the 
first time the deputy executive has 
been publicly seen in his entire 

Due to the number of calls and 
requests processed by the American 
University of Cairo (AUC), repre- 

>cniali\es \\ere unable to proside 
any information on current UMass 
students attending the school. 

"We're coopcraling with the 
Department of Slate aiul the L S 
l.mbass> 10 evacuate the ^tudclU^. " 
said a representalivc in a phone cull 
around 4:15 p.m. on Monday. "I he 
first plane of students arrived a few 
hours ago. Some are coming back 
permanently stateside, and several 
have opted to stay in Cairo. We've 
got about 5(H) students in all. and 
we're doing our best lo accommo- 
date them." 

l-d lilagus/cwski. executive 
director of news and media relations 
at UMass. conlirmed in a phone call 
around A:M) p m Monday ihal the 
University does have a student al 

Egyptians protested Monday in Cairo's Tharir Square against the ongoing rule of President Hosni 
Mubarak. Resistance to the Mubarak regime has turned Egvpt upside-down since Jan. 25. 

"We do have one siudeiit who 
had been studying abroad at Al't . 
and the International Programs 
OHice has neen in touch with (he 
studeni." he said. "We don'l have 
an e.xad time traine, but he's been 
reported to be leaving for the airpuri 

Hlagus/ew'ski did nol iIiscIum. 
the student's name, and said ii was 
unclear at this time as lo wliclher 
the U'niversilv would maiiilain Us 
connection lo the program in C airo. 

Protests broke out last Thursday, 
and shortly thereafter access lo 
lnterne( was cut olVby (he I gjpluiii 
government nationwide in an 
altemp( to preveni the protesters 
from organizing. 

Many social networking sites 
such as facebook and I'wilier were 
inaccessible lo l.gypiian citizens, 
and cell phone service was widely 
reported as down across the coun- 
try, forcing ci(i/ens to temporar- 
ily rely on al(ema(ives me(hods. 
such as land-line phones and fax 
machines lo relax coiniiuinicaiion 

S(eve f-ox. a professor of mul- 
timedia journalism at L'Mass. said 
despi(e (he government interfer- 
ence, people can always find a vvav 
lo exchange infomiation. 

"Whal's inieresiing is that even 
with the action taken, info is still 
geding out and is gcKing amplified 
by people milside of Cairo." he 

Fox continued. Some people 
are calling this a 'social media revo- 
lu(ion.' but I wouldn't agree with 
that " 

Fox compared Western and 
Middle liastem media, and. using 
an example of live reporting from 
a morgue -tir+rgypi-. smd \<f>m{- 

See EGYPT on page 3 

I lirce I. niv ersilv of 

Massachusetts faculty members 
were awarded Public Service 
Itndowmeni (iranfs by the OHice 
of the \'ice ( hancellor for Research 
and I iigageineiii last week, accord- 
ing (o a UMass News and Media 
Relation » Release. 

School of l.ducalion faculty 
l.auia V'aldiviezo. an assistant pro- 
fessor who focuses on the role ol 
education in social justice, and 
Nelida Matos, a lecturer in leaeher 
Fducution and Curriculum Stuilies. 
and food biotechnology professor 
Kalidas Shelly in the School of 
t'ood Science, were recognized for 
their work in local communities and 
education facilities. 

Ihe gran(s lolal S4().(«)() antl. 
according to Ihe Jan 25 release, 
"are intended to enhance the public 
service mission of the cunpus." 

According to the rcle.ise. Malos 
will use her funds tovsatd-. a project 
which seeks (o bridge the so-called 
•"achievement gap" in slie struggling 
Springfield Public Schools, spe- 
cifically in western Massachusetts' 
largest city's middle schools She 
plans to consult with teachers in 
Springfield's middle schools to 
identify what leaching methods are 
etTective and innovative, and which 

are conirihuting to ihc sthuols' 
w oes 

Malos will look to see w liat 
methods "have Ihe potential to 
elVectivcly reduce the achievement 
gaps III the classrooms. " through 
researching "where promising prac- 
tices appear to be emerging, with 
future research planned lo carry out 
an in-depih assessment of the most 
etVeclive strategies." according to 
the UMass release. 

Shetty. whose work focuses 
primarily on food-borne bacterial 
pathogens and phenolic phytochem- 
icals. will also work on commu- 
nity building in Springfield He will 
help in developing community food 
structures aiming to combat type 2 
diabetes in minority communities in 

To accomplish this. Shetty will 
use his funds to make available 
"culture-specific and health-rele- 
vant fruits and vegetables" from 
local sources. Shetty will initially 
wt)rk U) provide "high-phenolic 
.mtioxidani and liber-enriched fruits 
.iiid vegetables from a Hadley- 
.Amhersl area farmer's nelwtirk." 

See FACULTY on page 2 

Obama hopes 
to ^startup* US 

NoHo through a Dohro 

By Sam BurrERnELD 

QiLiKt ;i.AN Stafh 

"Winning the fiiture" seemed (o be the refrain most tife- 
quently sounded by President Barack (Jbama in his State 
of the Union Address last week. 

To accomplish this, the president (old America and (he 
KuLoi thu wtxUi, that he beheves the nation must "out- 
innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world." 

The White House announced in a Monday morn- 
ing release from Press Secretary Robert (iibbs that (he 
presiden(, his administra(ion and various business and 
philan(hropy leaders will be launching a new multi-tiered 
initiative to promote en(repreneurship and small busi- 
ness growth, investment in emerging fields such as green 
technology, revitalization of economically distressed com- 
munities, and a collective push to reinvigorate America's 
small business climate. 

Gibbs wrote that the president hopes the measures his 
administration and its partners are putting in place will 
"create the jobs and industries of the future by investing in 
the creativity and imagination of (he American people." 

Together, (his push for innova(ion will be called the 
"Startup America" initiative, a campaign aiming to pro- 
mote "high-growth entrepreneurship across (he coun(ry." 
empha.sizing priva(e sec(or inves(men( in "job-crea(ing 
startups and small firms," as well as "accelera(e research" 
and working (o level "barriers (o success for en(repreneurs 
and small businesses." 

In (he Monday morning announcemen(. President 
Obama s(a(ed he believes this renewed focus on entre- 
preneurship and small businesses is, in some ways, at the 
very core of what drove America (o become (he world's 
foiietnost economic power 

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UMass assault suspect 
responds to charges 
in Northampton court 

See STARTUP on page 2 

Passersby are always treated to a unique street scene in Northampton. Here, visitors to the 
Vallev'.s hub caught a street performer busking, as reflected through a Dobro steel guitar. 

Foniier I M student Luther Cioralikov pleadixl luH guiltv 
to soaial avsiult i4i.irHi> stemming from an Oct. incident. 

.'\ man facing a number of charges stemming 
from the alleged assault of two female University of 
Massachusetts students last October has pleaded not 
guilty (o all accusadons lodged against him. 

Twenty-foui -year-old Lu(her (iorahkov. a UMass 
studeni from Providence. R.I.. maintained his inno- 
cence at Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton 
last week when he answered to charges of assault with 
the intent lo rape, kidnapping and attempting lo accost 
someone of (he opposite sex. according to the Daily 
Hampshire Gazette. 

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lorn Juruvich, a professor of 
labor studies at the University 
t)f Massachiisells. recently per- 
toriiicd in a musit' \ ideo for 
iIk- Ontario Public Service 
I inployecs Union. Ihe video 
defends the plight of visiting 
nurses in the town of Hamilton. 

Ihe song, tilled "What Will 
^ iHi Do When I'm CJone'.'" was 
written by Juravich and fellow- 
artist leresa Healy, according 
lo a release on the University 
of Massachusetts website. The 
song was originally written for 
a 2(1(IK rally lo prtHesi the unsta- 
ble vvork en\iroiimeni for visit- 
ing nurses. The strife over the 
issue, according to the release, 
has been caused by a system 
of competitive bidding between 
two home care agencies, the 
\ ictorian Order of Nurses and 
St. Joseph's Home C are. 

Ihe video begins with a 
iuir>c visiting "an old steel 
worker." Ihe scene depicts the 
nurse preparing bandages for 
Ihe man and asking him about 
his day. while the melody of 
Juravich and Healy plays in the 

Ihe video proceeds lo show 
a nurse visiting an apparently 
sick child, while Healy sings, 
"(Queen's Park politicians think 
ihey know better than me. They 
want lo give away our nursing 

jobs to some private company." 

Juravich and Healy are 
shown singing in front of pro- 
testing nurses at ihe end of the 
V ideo 

"We want out nursing jobs, 
what gives him the right." sings 
Juravich. as he strums his gui- 
tar. "We're standing strong 
together, we'll not give up the 

According to the release, the 
200« rally led to officials plac- 
ing a moratorium on competi- 
tion for home nursing care in 
the area. However, last spring 
the health minister of Ontario 
declared that competitive bid- 
ding would be put in place once 
again in Hamilton, despite its 
history of resistance to such a 

The union to which the nurs- 
es belong continues to main- 
tain that competitive bidding 
drives up the cost of home care 
and leaves patients without 
long term care, according to the 

Ihe V ideo was released and 
distributed by OPSI-.U to media 
outlets last week, fhe 't'ouTube 
video currently has 1,170 hits. 

■According to the release, 
OPSIl' produced a website 
lo host the video. The website 
contains information about the 
group's cause, and the organiza- 
tion plans to put up more con- 
tent pertaining to the video. 

R P Hill can he reached at 
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In his State of the Union Address !a.st Tuesday, President Obama called for America to "win the future." 
Tti help make that vision u reality, he and his administration have launched the Startup America Initiative. 

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STARTUP from page 1 

"I-.ntreprcneuis embody ihe prom- 
ise of America: the belief that if you 
have a giHKl idea and are willing to 
work hard ami see it ihrt)ugh. you 
can succeed in this ctuintry." he said. 
".And in lullilling ihis promise, entre- 
preneurs also play a cnlical role in 
expanding our economy and creating 

lisseniiallv. ihe Presideiil said, he 
and his cabinet arc seeking to clear 
the way for American businesses 
to take riK)t, which he and senior 
otlicials believe will jumpstart the 
.American economy. 

"That's why we're launching 
Startup .America, a national campaign 
to help win the future by knocking 
down barriers in the path of men and 
women in everv' comer of this coun- 
try hoping lo lake a chance, follow a 
dreaiTi. and start a business." . 

The President also stated he 
believes the new initiative is histori- 
cally unprecedented, as it represents 
a first-time collaboration between 
govemment. business executives. 
investorN. educators, non-profits and 
private foundations. 

"Startup America also represents 
a historic partnership with business 
leaders, investors, universities, foun- 
dations and non-profits." he said, 
"and we're urging others to join them 
in this etTon." 

The drive was officially kicked 
off Monday morning at the White 
House in a ceremony featuring 
Commerce Secretary (iary Ltx-ke, 
Energy Secretary Steven C'hu, Karen 
Mills, the administrator of the Small 
Business Administration, Director 
of the National l-conomic Council 
•f^tWU flfiWIing. Austan Goolsbee. 
Chairman of the Council of 
Economic .Advisers, and. according 
to the White Htiuse release, several 
of the nation's premiere entrepre- 
neurs and businesspeople. 

Chairing the private-public part- 
nership will be .AOL co-founder and 
Chainnan of the Case l-ound;ition 
Steve Case and Carl Schramm, 
president and CEO of the Kauffman 
Foundation, w ill be one of the initia- 
tive's founding b<iard members. 

The program will be anchored 
by several new incentives seeking 
to foment private sector investment 
in up-and-coming businesses and 

According to Gibbs" release. 

President Obama's FY 1 2 budget 
"will propose making pennaneni ihe 
elimination of capital gains taxes on 
key investments in small business- 
es." The repeal passed as a tempo- 
rary freeze last September under the 
Small Husiness Jobs .Act. and the 
Administration will seek to cement 
that freeze, allowing investors lo keep 
their rewards for betting on inno- 
vative business ideas. In addition, 
the Obama Administralion will seek 
lo bolster investment in small busi- 
nesses based in lower-income com- 
munities by proposing an expansion 
to the New Markets Tax Credit. 

Further, the Small Business 
Administration (SB.A) will fund 
S2 billion over the next five years 
lo match private sector investment 
in startups and small linns in what 
Ciibbs' called "underserved com- 
munities" Concurrently, the SBA 
will promote "early-stage investing" 
in organizations it sees as having 
potential for rapid grow th through its 
Small Business Invesdnent Company 
(SBIC) program. 

As part of the president's prom- 
ise to pnimote job growth through 
clean energy. Startup America will 
direct the SBA and tlie Department 
of Energy (fX^E) to advise and sup- 
port clean-tech startup finn.s, while 
the Veterans Administration (VA) 
will seek to suppi>rt soldiers returning 
home by providing new job training 
options to veterans who wish to start 
their own busiitesses. 

A billion of that funding w ill come 
as part of the "Impact Invesnneni 
Fund," which will go to investing 
capital in companies in underserved 
communities, like economically dis- 
tressed areas and companies in devel- 
oping sectt)rs like clean energy. A 
billion more will go lo an "early-stage 
innovation lund," seeking to help 
fledgling firms get otY the ground. 

Also under the umbrella of the 
new initiative, the Department of 
Commerce plans to broaden to i6 
Challenge, which gives cash rewards 
to inventors in clean technology. The 
Commerce Department is also work- 
ing to implement a program which 
would allow entrepreneurs to expe- 
dite rev lews of their patent applica- 
tions, which the White House hopes 
will "speed the deployment of new 
ideas to the marketplace." 

Before the Startup program 
was even announced, the Obama 
Administration had already laid the 
groundwork for several private-pub- 

lic-philanthropic cooperative proj- 
ects, which today were announced at 
the Washington ceremony inaugurat- 
ing the program 

Locally, the Startup drive will sin- 
gle out the MassChallenge competi- 
tion, a collaboration of tech. medical, 
philanthn)pic and goveniment t>rgani- 
zations wi>rking together to promote 
innovation in new fields, seeking to 
replicate its results nationwide. 

Ihe initiative calls such projects 
"stiirtup accelerators," and will work 
lo "provide seed funding and inten- 
sive mentorship" in the program's 
early stages, while alst) working "\o 
serve twice as many women entrepre- 
neurs " 

In addition to taking the 
MassChallenge model nationwide. 
Startup America will work to build 
up a similar program, the TechStars 
Network, another startup accelerator, 
bringing its fonnula to such markets 
as Miami. Seattle, Pittsburgh. Dalla.s. 
Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Nashville 
and New Orleans. 

Startup .America w ill also work to 
turn students into entrepreneurs and 
to prepare young people to become 
business leaders. 

The drive will "scale up programs 
that prepare K-12 and college stu- 
dents to start their own companies, 
such its the Network for Teaching 
Entrepreneurship. Blackstone 
LaunchPad, Junior Achievement. 
National Collegiate Inventors and 
Innovators Alliance, the Virtual 
Incubation Network for America's 
Community Colleges and the Artist 
& Instigators Practicum." 

In addition, the drive will seek to 
promote support and investment in 
successful technology firms like Intel, 
HP, IBM and Facebook, and will seek 
to promisrt "innovation in selected 
regions, mostly fonnerly industrial 
ones seeking to grow out of their 
fomier Manufacturing-based econo- 
mies, like Ohio. Indiana, Michigan, 
Minnesota and New York. 

Several of the tech firms have 
already committed hefty sums to the 
initiative. Intel has promised S20() 
million to American startups through 
its Invest in America Alliance, which 
aims to "bnng together companies to 
expand investment in American start- 
ups." In addition. IBM has proinised 
$150 million this year for investment 
in "programs that promote entrepre- 

See STARTUP on page 3 


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Sexual assault suspect 

Three faculty recognized for appears in NoHo COUrt 
public service contributions 

FACULTY from page 1 

He will select llic particular plants 
he'll serve up to Springfield based 
on research he has conducted on 
the healthiest high-phenolic crops 
in his L'Mass lab. High-phenolic 
and high-liber foods. Shelly has 
shown, are healthy as low-glyce- 
mic index foods. Ihe antioxidants 
can help serve lo ""inhibil specific 
steps ot caibohyilr.iic nielabolism 
and potentially reduce rapid glucose 

uptake." according to the release. 

Valdiviezo. for her part, will 
develop curricula seeking to give 
teachers a framework for under- 
standing the linguistic and socio- 
cultural backgrounds of first-time 
English learning students. She will 
seek lo train teachers to become 
researchers, giving more com- 
prehensive across disciplines to 
l-nglish learners in the .Amhersi 
regional public school system. 

-C<ilU'!iUi)i S'ews Staff 


Lectxia-r Nelida Man* was anvrng 
thav f-.Kiilrv vvho reci'ived gnuits. 

GORAHKOV from page 1 

Gorahkov allegedly attempted to sexually assault 
two female students on campus on Oct. 15. 2010 
The first incident reportedly look place in the 
Isenberg School of Management, while the second 
is said to have occurred shortly after in Morrill 
Science Building III. 

,A campus-wide alert was subsequently sent oui 
after the incidents, and (lorahkov did not turn him- 
self into police until Oct. 18. 

After pleading innocent last week, Gorahkov 
was released on S.^.OOO cash bond and told by Judge 
Mary I.ou-Rup to follow a mandated curfew, abide 
by treatment administered by a doctor and stav 
away from the UMass campus, as well as the two 
victims, the (iazette reported. 

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Luther Gorahkov is seen here leaving Morill 
Science Building III in this Oct. 15 surveillance shot. 





Tuesday, February i , 20 1 1 

Insurrection in Egypt rages into second week 

EGYPT from page 1 

Americans view here may not rep- 
leseiit a lull picture of what is going 
on inside the country. 

Moliamined, who was bom in 
iIk I lilted Stales, but has fami- 
ly throughout i:gypl. said he was 
relieved to hear from his relatives. 

'I was really curious to hear 
from them." he said "Half of my 
family is hardcore Mubarak, and the 
other half is off with his head.' I'd 
say I'd fall somewhere in the mid- 
dle. I'm a pragmaiist," he quipped. 

Egyptian protesters are divided 
in their fonn of resistance, with 
some dcmonstraling peacefully and 
cuopcKiimg with military police and 
some looting museums and police 
siaiions, and then turning the equip- 
ment against police officials. A strict 
curfew from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. was 
recently pushed even further back to 
■? pin. though protesters continue 
to be dcliani of the rule, according 
to Mc( iatchy News Serv ice reports. 

The military, attempting to 
uphold a stale of martial law. is 
also interspersed with the protesters 
in Ivgyptian cities, tasked with ihe 
difficult task of attempting to keep 
order, while not attacking peaceful 
citizens or forcing them out tvf ilk- 

Mohammed said the outcome 
may not turn out to be a peaceful 

"Chaos is the only way to 
describe this. Egyptians aren't vio- 
lent by nature, but if the reins break 
liHise, it's going to be anarchy," he 

"W hat many don't realize is thai 
the country is anned to the teeth 
with weaponry. The instability iliis 
IS causing may not end well at all." 
he continued. 

David Mednicotf, an adjunct 
assistant professor in the depaiiment 
of Judaic and Near Eastern studies 
and the program in Middle Eastern 
studies, said the outcome is. of yet, 
indetenninable. but he believes the 
demands of the people are justified. 

"They want the end of a 

repressive political system and 
the possibility to have a more 
democratic and accountable gov- 
ernineni. " he said. "Whether this 
can happen in the medium-run 
with the many political issues in 
ihc country is hard to know." 

"But," he continued, "the 
demands are clear and com- 
pletely rational - an end to a 
longstanding, unpopular politi- 
cal system that enjoys little cred- 
ibility in ihe eyes of its petiple." 

Fox said he believes, in the 
end. the people will be the dif- 
ference-maker in what happens 
next in Egypt. 

"Ihe people are the primary 
factor, and next would be the 
media." he said. "Everything is 
acting in conjunction. These are 
all tools that are adding togeth- 

Mohammed concluded. "In 
a way. I'm happy. This is the 
change they've needed." 

Tim ./(ine.s can he reached at 
limiilhyjia siiideni. umass.edu. 

Epptian President Hosni Mubarak a-;imint,'ed hLs si-nior cahiiKI Moiulav, but the mows witv ikH enout;li tu ap|xase 
ntillkias of Et^'ptiaas who amtinued taking to the streets pmtestiiig his ruk. Here, thousands (Either in Cairn's T.ilirir S.|. 

Comm. prof* tours S. Asia Drive to reinvigorate 

lecturing on modern media 

Prol'esst>r Jan Servaes has returned tti the University of 
Massachusetts fnim a tnp to several Asian countries. The 
conimiuiicalions professiw traveled to Hong Kong. China ;ind 
riiail.ino ;iccording to a press release from I Mass News and 
Mvdia Relations. 

Servaes was invited to speak at a conterence called 
"Iniemationalizing International Communication." The 
ilicndees includeii scholars fnim Eumpe. tlie I S. iuid Asian 
iiaiion>. and discussion revolved iiniund the future of intema- 
ui'ihil oinniunicaiion. 

Servaes spt>ke on a paper he published recent- 
ly. '"Questioning the Westem Bias in Intemational 
Ci immunicalion: Beyond Mtxlemization of the Fournieones 
>i the Press ' 

In U uhan. China. Serv ;ies lectuaxl as an honorarv guesi 
(Wi ifesscir at Huazhong L'niviTsity of Science ;uid TechnoliMiy 
'"'tcrc. he presentetl a lecture on young Americans' itKilia use 
Hi ilsi lecluietl ai Hubei Linivei>ity and Zhtwgiui I .niversity 
ol'EcHinomics and Law while in Wuhan. 

In IX'ceinber. Servaes traveled to liangkok. Thailiuid 
fo; he I )Km( (JM-l iNESCO (United Nations Iducational. 
Scicnlifu. aiAl Cultural Oigani/ation) icgion;il conference lo 
disi.uss 1 gUilxil inilialive meant tt> facilitate communication 
and inloniwtion lor socuil change. The kxtua- was hekl in 
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South .\siii, lixiiirinjjt>ii posniuxleni meJi<i use in .America. 

STARTUP from page 2 

iieurs and new business opportunities 
in the U.S." 

IBM's commitment will serve to 
""coach and mentor startup businesses 
throughout the L .S expand edu- 
cation, build skills and mentorship 
programs in collaboration with the 
academic and venture capital com- 
munities, and prov ide skills and busi- 
ness opptirtunities to the growing 
community of soffware developers 
who collaborate on emerging tech- 

Other elements of the program 
include a national tour from ( )bania 
administration officials to help reduce 
burdens to entre|)reneurs launching 
startups. The adminisinttion will also 
create an iinline suggestion site for 
entrepreneurs to write in about what 
hinders their fim.j. and the tour will 

take business and commerce officials 
lo such innov alum corridors as Silicon 
\'allev and the Raleigh-Durham- 
( liapel Hill Research Tnangle. 

The .Administration will also 
broaden its ""IX -to-VC" summits 
promoting investment in lieallhcare 
technology, where the govemment 
olficials meet with wealthy ven- 
ture capitalists to make appeals lor 
invcsiment m emerging treatments, 
icchiiologies and facililies. These 
ineeiings are ciK)rdinated by lodd 
Park, Chief Technology OfTicer 
of the Department of Health and 
Human Services, and include help 
from the While House, the Office of 
the National Cixjrdinator for Health 
Information Technology, and the 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Sen ices (CMS) Innovation Center. 

Iiiriher New York's Blackstone 
Foundation will chip in a S50 mil- 
lion, five-year commitment it is 

calling Ihe Blackstone LaunchPad. 
which aims to make entrepreneur- 
ship an appealing and successful 
route for college and grad siu- 
dents. The program debuted at the 
University of Miami and oper- 
ates out of colleges' career cen- 
ters, "providing concrete tools and 
guidance by experienced venture 
coaches to help aspiring entrepre- 
neurs university-wide transform 
untested ideas into vital businesses 
that lead to economic revitaliza- 
lion." LaunchPad has already been 
established at two Detroit colleges. 
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College, and, according to the 
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Internet "Kill Switch" 
in the USA 


The silence i> dealemng ^bu probably haven't 
heard or read much abt)ut it Ihis is because the people 
that are trying to spread the wOrd about the Internet 
"Kill Switch" are largely niche bloggers who would 

ondne UlUnin proposed legislation. 
^"^""^"^"""^ The recently resurfaced 

"Protecting C yberspace as a NatK)nal Asset Act" would 
give President Obama and his Homeland Security 
IXpartmenl the authority to declare a "cyberspace emer- 
gency." If senate bill co-sponsors Joseph Liebemian ol 
Connecticut and Susan Collins of Maine successfully 
pass this bill. DHS will, "establish and maintain a list 
of systems or assets that constitute covered critical 
infrastructure." I ssentially the president would be able 
to shut down the entire web without consulting the judi- 
ciary. Although the criteria for "critical infrastructure ' 
base supposedly been modified and lightened since the 
introduction of the "Kill Switch" last year, it is no less 

"Kor all of its user-friendly allure, the Internet can 
also be a dangert)us place 
with electronic pipelines 
that run directly into every- 
thing from our personal 
bank accounts lo key infra- 
structure to government 
and industrial secrets." 

Lieberman warned of 
the penetrability of the 
Net. Thank you. Senator, 
for that brilliant techni- 
cal analysis. According 
to a wired.com report, it 
appears that the bill has bipartisan support. 

If this bill was introduced under a Republican 
administration. 1 dare say. the liberal media would 
be out for bkwd. The circumstances surrounding 
the "Protecting t yberspace as a National Asset Act" 
under the Obama administration feel eerily like those 
surrounding the passage of the USA Patriot Act after 
September 11. The left went batty over secret wire- 
lapping, surveillance and the jailing of suspected 
terrorists - all without judicial consent and under the 
broadly-detined guise of "national security." But when 
Obama signed a panial extension of the bill last year, 
all was quiet on the western front. 

Overnight, the press went from railing Bush about 
abusing civil liberties to barely covering the story 
under Obama It appears the "Kill Switch," which 
grants one man the authority to blackout mass media 
in America, is in for similar kid glove treatment 

Disappointingly, the "Kill Switch" issue hasn't 
received much play on talk radio either. 

This bill is so troubling because (I won't even 
mention the new bureaucracy that will be created 
as a result of its passage) Americans increasingly 
get Ihcir news and other information from the 
Internet. Online news is now more popular than 
radio and newspapers, and the web medium is fast 
closing in on television. 

It won't be long before the two fully merge in the 

If this bill was introduced 
under a Republican 
administration, I dare 
say, the liberal media 
would be out for blood. 

Consider this. Major telecommunications corpo- 
rations such as Af&T and Veri/on already spend 
millions of dollars each year on cyber security. We 
also have the I Bl and other governmental agencies 
monitoring and acting upon pt)ienlial Internet threats. 
No, their eftbrts do not prov ide an impenetrable shield 
against hackers, but shutting down the whole system 
IS not the solution to solving these problems. Internet 
security breaches have occurred in recent years, and 
they will happen in the future. 

Recall some of the major financial security 
breaches in recent years including ih.i! with the TJX 
t ompanies and BJ's wholesale club. Millions of 
credit cards and bank accounts were compromised 
in those situations. But in the case of TJX. it was 
years before the company caught on lo the breach 

Many major Internet security breaches are dis- 
covered after the fact rendering a "Kill Switch" a 
moot solution, anyway. 

Kurthennore. I find it more than coincidental thai ihe 
"Kill Switch" comes in the wake of renewed interest 
in reinstating the Kaimess 
Doctrine Ihe fairness 
Doctrine is code for curb- 
ing Fox News, talk radio 
and conservative websites, 
(iiven this administra- 
tion's altitude loward these 
outlets, this type of court- 
exempt power is bad news. 
Look at the situation in 

The Egyptian govern- 
ment almost unilaterally 
blacked out Internet access nationwide, as well as 
most cell phone service last week due to the massive 
citizen protests in Cairo. Both President Obama and 
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have denounced 
this move - particularly the blocking of social net- 
working sites. 

Therefore. 1 beg Ihe question, if the president 
feels Ihe Inleriiel should remain operational during 
a period of citizen revolt, a capital city in llames. 
a plunging stock exchange, rising death toll and 
the very real threat of a terrorist group, the Muslim 
Brotherhood, taking control of the nation, what 
exactly qualifies as an "emergency " scenario in 
which Ihe Internet should be disconnected? 

According lo lechi.com. Homeland Security is 
using a Hoover Dam breach as an example scenario. 
If someone was lo gain access to the dam's comput- 
ers, he could haphazardly open the lloDdgales. so 
to speak In theory, armed with the ability to freeze 
the Iniemei, the president could prevent such a 
catastrophic attack. However, this is assuming that 
the government will have prior knowledge of such 
a breach. 

Living in an America with an Internet "Kill 
Switch" in the Oval Office is a frightening idea The 
press needs lo wake up and report on it before it loses 
the ability to do so. 

Shane Cmnin is a Collegian columnist He can he 
reacheil at scmninfoDMiident.timassetlii 

The gender gap, Wikipedia 
and online registration 

No. I'm not going to log in. I absolutely 
refuse. A lot of sites these days require you to 
log in to gel their content Some of Ihem even 
want you to pay for it. When that happens, my 
preferred option is lo go somewhere else. I can 

■ vote with my mouse as easily 
as with my feel. 
Bui being a journalist, I try lo 
keep up with the news and Vice 
President Joe Biden's activi- 
ties like many public figures, 
his activities often overlap with 
news, despite being vice presi- 
dent in a non-campaign year. So 
it really galls me when "The New 
York Times,'* or "The Boston 
Globe" or "The Washington 
Post' demands that I log in lo 
their website, giving them my 
e-mail address and creating another username and 
password to remember. If I was the kind of person 
who wrote comments or didn't mind wading into 
the eldritch, twisted nightmare of Internet comment 
threads, I'd probably find it useful. 

But I'm not that kind of person. 1 value my 
sanity too much. So I read newspapers for the 
nfltck*! for information important and trivial, 
though hopefully not inane. For instance, I'm 
curious about the * * t 

But I'm not that kind 
of oerson. I value 

Matthew M. 

my sanity too much. 

Hgyptian protests 
and the interna- 
tional response, 
but not the inabil- 
ity of "The New 
York Times" writ- 
ers to understand 
Ihe Internet or Wikipedia. 

"But another number has proved lo be an 
intractable obstacle for the online encyclopedia, 
surveys suggest that less than 15 percent of 
its hundreds of thousands of contributors are 
women," wrote Noam Cohen in an article on 
Sunday entitled "Define gender gap'.' Look up 
Wikipedia's contributor list." 

Alarmist headline aside, the article rep- 
resents one of the greatest forays into the 
inane I've ever seen. The article essentially 
argued that because Wikipedia emerged out of 
a male-centered programming culture it retains 
elements of that culture that "discouragels] 
women." in the words of Harvard fellow 
Joseph Reagle. The article goes on to say that 
"Adopting openness means being "open lo very 
difficult, high-conflict people, even misogy- 
nists,' [Reagle] said." 

Reagle, at the very least, should realize that's 
not how Wikipedia works. Contributors generally 
work alone and register with Ihe site, using user- 
names. One cannot tell sex, age or anything else 
from Ihe vast majority of usernames. 

Contributors have their own user pages, where 
they choose what biographical information to 

provide. That's right, the contributors can choose 
which gender other contributors think they belong 
to and as any Omegle user knows, there are a lot 
of people out there pretending to be members of 
the opposite sex. 

The article also contained one of the best 
quotes ever (though unfortunately it wasn't 
said by Vice President Joe Biden) by Catherine 
Orenstein, director of the OpFd Project. This is 
an organization trying to gel women to contrib- 
ute editorials more often. I highly approve of 
this project, especially if the women are "Five 
Colleges" students, and they're conlribuling to 
The Daily Ct)llegian. She said "When you have 
a minority voice, you begin to doubt your own 

It's a misogynistic stereotype that women 
cant do math, and an empirical fact that journal- 
ists can't, but I'm reasonably sure that when any 
group is approximately half of a population, that's 
not a minority 

Personally, I suspect that that the Wikipedia 
disparity has more to do with the fact that men 
have the ability to memorize and retain reams of 
factoids, whereas most of the women I know arc 
much better at recalling important things. I'm sure 
I could memorise "Harry Potter" wand lengths 
and cores in a few minutes, but if I don't keep 
checking my syllabus I'll 
completely forget I have 
homework due Wednesday 
(fun fact: the Wikipedia 
article on "Hogwarts" 
is longer than the one 
about the University of 
Massachusetts system). 
Most of the women I've known in my life will 
scoff at the first task, and just work on the second. 
That's another thing forcing site registration 
leads to: distraction. You get blocked by Ihe reg- 
istration wall or the pay wall (curse them), and try 
to get at Ihe content with Google News. 

Only something ridiculous catches your eye, 
and you end up following that. Thai's how I found 
out about that stupid astrological sign change. 

Was there anything more inane? St. 
Augustine of Hippo, who died some 1 600 years 
ago, devoted a section of one of his theological 
works lo disproving astrology by bringing up 
the case of twins. 

I don't want to register, 1 don't want to log on, 
I just want to read Ihe article. "Maximum content, 
minimum hassle" should be Ihe marketer's motto. 
There are few things more annoying than having 
to reload Ihe whole page to click through a photo 
slideshow, or wait for an ad lo play about a car 
I'll never be able to afford. But if you are into 
registration, you can always vandalize the site's 
Wikipedia page. As for me, I wonder what Vice 
President Joe Biden thinks about registration. 

Matthew M. Robare is a Collegian columnist. 
He can he reached at rrtrohare(aj,studenl. umass.edu. 

President Obama's Unsung Conservatism 

Dan Stratford 

Presidc-nt Barack Obama is many things to many people. 
To Ihc Denxx.T,ttic Parly, iU least since he dcfe;ilctl Hillary 
Clinton in the 2(K)S pnmary season, he is Ihc suindiutl-hciuvr 
of a nevs ;ige. and a symbol of hope, renewal ;uk1 ;in emhold- 
cnal fix-us on llie natuwvil inlcTest and the gruiler gtxxl. fo the 
Republicans, he is yet ;ini)ilier Uix-aixl- 
spend liberal amccmcd nwire with 
MVial leveling and weiiilli retlisiribu- 
Uon than w ith imiiv idiuil liberties or llie 
siinctily of the ( oastilution. To many elements of the lea Parly, 
he IS a Kenyan national, a Marxist, a Mx;ialist sleeper agent, a 
Nazi, or. confusingly, all of the above. 

However. President Obama is of a completely ditferent 
disposition. IX-spite mnning and winning election lo the prev 
idency as a Dem(x;rat, he is apparently not Knind hand-and- 
Ibot lo ;iny specific idailogy. I le seems lo Ihe casiwl observer 
to concern himself solely willi Ihe greater good, the national 
interest, both ilomeslically and in his foreign policy He pos- 
sesses, at limes, a political dethiess that is under-apprcvialetl 
in Ihe nonnal spin cycle, but is geiired low;irds adviuicing 
objciiives tlial will atlortl the IJriilcxl Sliiles an iidvantageous 
posilMw in tlie mulli-poliir world to come CcHild it be. per- 
liaiv.. thai IVesidenl OKima is s<Mnclhing of a conservative'' 

Before Ihc author of this piece is assailed from all sides 
by .1 wiihenng tide of vitriol, we must first define what 
"conservatism" is. According to Russell Kirk, a prominent 
2fHli century conservative ihinktT and author, conserva- 
tives do mil possess an (>ull(X)k on life pigeonholixl by ngid 
dogmji; rather, he emphasizes ten gc-neral "principles" llial 
conservatives have historically atihered to, aiiKmg which are 
prudence, a restraint on human passions, and a reverence 
for imdition 

As such, true conservatism of Ihe cerebral variety, 
as expounded by Kirk, is not so much an ideology as 

it is a loosely-organized philosophy. It is a philosophy 
that transcends parly and partisanship, bul that does 
not at all repudiate ihe political process. With regards 
lo Ihe three aforementioned principles. President 
Obama readily extols his conservative credentials. 

The president first and foremost understands 
Ihe value of prudence and realism in all things 
relating to governance. Political prudence is not 
just made evident by frugality, bul by resource- 
fulness and practicality, all Ihc while avoid- 
ing Scylla of speculative utopianism and Ihe 
Charybdis of hysteria. 

with India and South Korea I'his stands in suir1< anilrasl lo pnor 
administnitions, which s;iw Ihe decliiK' of industry and llie nse of 
iui omnipiitent firemcial sector to be llv natural pn)gres.sion of a 
mature "industrial" eauximy 

The ircntl of ikuncstic politics over Ihe past two years sincv 
Preskknt Ohuiiii's inaugir.ition h;is lent itself lo a contlucncx' of 
the latltT two principles of conserv alism. llie president recogniz- 
es, unlike certain segments of the modc-m Riglit that goveminail 
is more than just a mere umpire over economk; r,uis;ictions. 
(«)vemment in the wxuxLs of luhiiund liiirke. is a "piu.1 of Ihc 
dead Ihe living, aixl llie as of yet unborn," and is iuixmgst ihe 
nx)sl potent aibiteis of nationhtxxl iuxi social adlicsiveiK-s.v 

Could it be, perhaps, that President 
Obama is something of a conservative? 

Ilspcvuilly with reganis lo foreign policy his approach lias 
enciimpiisseil a bnxnl idcxilogiail cToss-scclion. nol fi>r tlx; 
s;ike of Kkxik)gic-al diveisity. bill for Ihe sake of pnn-licjilily iuxl 

In this regiird, the prcskfcni has miireigcxl lo at Iciist partially 
ivhahilitale the image of llie I Inited SlalcN in the c^cs of our allies 
111 Western limipe. wliile cotKiorcnlly engaging nalKins in Ihe 
Middle I ast whose view of the I Jniled Suites is less llian jovial, 
fills is m spile of rKKlHutines who view with coiilempt ;oiy sort 
of dipKunalic engagement witli iIk" Middle Ivasi outside of Israel 
as "ck^iiling with lemirists." 

He lias also axx)gnizw.l iJie iKxil lo open up ik-w iiiiirkets to 
American exports, as matk; cv ideiil by rctciil Inuk- ileitis signed 

Becau.se government derives its ultimate legitiinacy, or 
pereeplion thereof from Ihe populace, it is empowered lo 
act on Its behalf Phis can entail enacting policies thai the 
individiml or those not attuned lo politics may nol want, 
but that the nation overall needs. To again quote Builce. 
"Ihe multitude is ftxilish. but the species is wise." Fhere is 
much historical precedent to this as,serlion, from Alexander 
Hiuiiillon's nationalization of the accumulated debt from 
the Revolutionary War in spite of opposition from many 
Southern stales, lo franklin RiKisevell's insisience on a 
peacetime draft lo prepare for war, in spile of the htiwls of 
many isolationists. 

Hiis iratlition of synefjjy between government and popu- 

lace reaches biick lo the birth of the Republic. Like any 
goixl conservative should. President Obama recognizes and 
has reverence for this hannony bet\^'een government and 
Ihe governed. ;ind seeks to prudently manage it. Though 
I're-sidenl ( )bama's foreign policy lends itself to this con- 
ception of govemment, it is most pertinent to discuss his 
ckimeslic economic programs, especially the Iroubled Asset 
Relief Program (TARP). 

The stabilization of the financial system in the formative 
years of the Great Recession has been controversial since 
iis inception. Flic hysterical cries of "let them fail, Ihe mar- 
ket will fix it!" could be heard from every street comer. Yet 
President Obama, and Bush before him. recognized that a 
collapse of the financial system would lead lo a collapse of 
the economy - a second Great Depression. In short order, 
both presidents wisely stabilized the financial system 
through the lARP program. President Obama wisely con- 
tinued Ihe program during his first months in office. The 
people infonii, bul do nol dictate, and as such, the passions 
of Ihe mullilude were necessarily restrained for the good 
of Ihe nation, with most of Ihe TARP money set lo be paid 
back in the near future, with interest. 

Despite Ihe caustic nature of radio talk show hosts 
everywhere. President Obama has acted in a manner that 
can only be described as the epitome iif traditionalist 
conservatism. Conservatism, at its very core, empha- 
sizes stability over dogma, and Ihe role of govemmeni 
as the guarantor of that stability. Through his prudent 
and level-headed prosecution of affairs both foreign and 
domestic. President (Jbama has demonstrated himself to 
be, in more ways than one, more conservative than most 

[)an Siratfimi tv a Collegian mliimnist He can he 
n ■(* hcil at dstratfo(a .\tudent unuiss.edu 




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Valentine^ isn't all hearts and flowers 



Originally rated NC-17 for 
explicit sexual content. "Blue 
Valentine" is Ihe raw portrayal 
of a couple's marital struggle, 
interwoven with flashbacks of 
when they were Tirst falling in 

In this crumbling love story. 
Dean (Ryan CJosling) and Cindy 
(Michelle Williams) are living 
with their daughter, Frankie, in 
Pennsylvania. Williams plays 
the overworked iiioiher, rit' 
iculed for her preparation of 
instant oatmeal and Ciosling is 
the tattooed, smoker who shades 
his emotions with his aviator 
sunglasses. The film is a roman- 
tic drama where we see the 
evolution of the characters in a 
non-linear development. Cindy 
used to wear her hair down and 
dance, and Dean used lo play 
the ukulele and make her laugh. 
Several years later, instead of 
warbling "You Always Hurt the 
Ones You Love" on the street in 
a cute, off-beat date, the couple 
is wobbling on the edge of a 
breakdown after all of Ihe hurl. 

Gosling performs three songs 
throughout the film, two of 
which are his own compositions. 
The other main contributor to 
the soundtrack is Grizzly Bear, a 
Brooklyn-based band whose folk 
rock sound matches the spirit of 
the film as it oscillates between 
sweet romance and harsh words. 

In an over-the-shoulder cam- 

era scene, the young couple is 
skipping on a bridge holding up 
a piece of cardboard that says. 
"Is this you?" The blue in Ihe 
title "Blue Valentine " does nol 
come from the blue telephone 
in Cindy's childhood bedroom, 
nor the blue pinstripe suit Dean 
wears to their wedding, nor the 
blue lighting in "The future 
Room" - Iheir themed suite at 
a romantic hotel. Instead, ihe 
blue is the cold, numb feeling 
when Ihe excitement is over and 
there is no mt)re bringing home 
red and pink flowers. Blue is a 
color, but theirs is a colorless 

A small detail in the film 
opens up Ihe debate of who is 
at fault for this estrangement, 
or what event started the down- 
fall. One of Dean's tattoos is 
a rectangle on his upper left 
arm with the cover art of Shel 
Silverslein's "The (jiving free," 
a story about a tree and a boy 
whose relationship is one pari 
devotion, one part leech. Now 
ihis does not describe Cindy and 
Dean's relationship. They both 
work lo provide for iheir daugh- 
ter, ( indy as a nurse and Dean 
as a house painter. However, the 
question raised by the book is, 
when we do things out of love, 
should we slop when we are nol 
feeling appreciated? 

Released just before 
Valentine's Day, "Blue 
Valentine" asks its audience 
lo look at the relationship and 
decide whether thev should be 

passing judgmcni. I hese char- 
acters could be anyone 1 hey 
are the kind of people who only 
remember lo give ihcir signifi- 
cant other a complmienl on a 
Hallmark holiday or a birthday 
Instead of celebrating the hap- 
piness of being parents in their 
own home, this couple focuses 
on how tired, spent, and used 
up Ihey feel Running out of 
patience with each other. Cindy 
and Dean argue and never 
fully recover from the insulls 

Both of these actors deserved 
their respective nominations this 
awards season, (josling lakes 
a hooded, rough-and-tumble, 
blue-collar guy and turns him 
into a romantic who can con- 
vince his daughter lo eat raisins 
by licking them off the tabic 
like a leopard. Williams plays a 
woman who has been surround- 
ed by unhealthy relationships 
her entire life and is now strug- 
gling to figure out why she is 
unhappy when she has a husband 
who has always been faithful to 
her and is a great father. The 
history behind ihe couple has so 
much depth and passion thai il 
IS hard lo decide what you want 
iheir future to be. 

For a realistic, depressing, 
well-crafted film wiih talented 
actors, go see "Blue Valentine" 
as a piece of art. not entertain- 

.Margaret Clayton can he 
reached at mclaylonCa student 
iiniass edu 

Rvan Ciosling (pictured above) and Michelle Williams star in "Blue Valentine," a cinematic tale of cruni- 
hliim U>ve that is just as artistic as it is enuaKing. 

West's remake thrills 

1 111 RTl-V l^M CMX'ki i<M 

"Kiss Each Other Clean," the latest release from Sam Beam's Iron &. Wine is a departure from folk in 
exchange for some musical experimentation. 

Bearded Beam*s Iron & Wine 
no longer *Naked As We Came* 

B^ Biu\.\ CA.vfcR.\ 

t.;i i| 1 1 1 .us C \ >RRK^I> 'M ■'KVl 

In Simon West's high-impact 
remake of the 1972 fibn "llie 
Mechanic." Ja.son Suihaiii ("Tlie 
Transporter.' "tnuik") repnses the 
role of .\riliur Bishop, a mechanis- 
iic hit inan once played by Charles 
Hrt)ason. AticT a hit is carried out 
on his wheelchair-hiiind. long-time 
iiK'nlor. Harry McKcnna. playc-d by 
Donald Siiihcrlaiul ("Dirty IXven." 
M*.A*S*H"'|. Bishop lakes on a pnv 
icge of his own, Ihirry's Min. Steve 

McKcnna. played by Ben Foster 
(".Alpha D»ig." "X-Men .V). is Bishop's 
;inliihesis l.molionally volatile, fatalis- 
tic ;ind an egomaniac w ith c\ erylhing lo 
paive. Bishop uncharaclensiically takes 
il upon himself lo cixich McKcnna in 
the ;irt of the kill .ind the unique inind.sci 
iliiil his profession demands. 

L'sing an online directory of classi- 
fied ads resembling Craigslisl. Bishop 
receives his assignments in eiicTypted 
pt>slings. He then carries them out 
quickly on desigiiiiled laiyets ranging 
Irmii anns dealers lo pciiophilic hit man 
and messianic cull leaders. 

Rivaling Bishop. McKenna's sar- 
castic wil and unresolved anger fuel 
his training as he swigs whiskey, nps 
cigarettes, and studies actuiiry mmiu- 
als to align his kills with wliiii insur- 
anc-e agents kK)k for w hen investigating 

their clients' deaths. Tike auloerotic 
aspliyMatiiin as one example. McKcnna 
strugglcN wilh this concept however. 
chiMsing brutal bUxxlhalhs over safer, 
more cunning and quiet chemical assav 
sinaiions. llie kills are graphically 
depicted throughout the movie ;uid may 
be ditliculi for stmic to sii)m;ich. bul 
others will find il a pa)pcT ckniieni in 
the iried-iind-true formula of Slathain's 

McKcnina finds the rush he's look- 
ing for in ihis iic-w cniti. ;ui millel lor Ihe 
;uigcT lliai bounced him beiwcvn ilia-e 
high schiK)ls and had his college ;u;cep- 
lance revoked. Always a disappoinimenl 
lo his father. McKeniu finds nxlcnnption 
while seeking txil vengeance on ihc 
ulliniaie tan;el - tlic m;in who ordenxl 
his falhcT's hit 

In the end neitlier Bishop nor 
McKcnna c;m completely suppress their 
emolions. Bishop hunts diiwn llie niiui 
who dcveived him into ciirrying out 
an unwarranted hit on a close pcTsonal 
friend ;ind McKenna fails to shake (.iff 
his hiuigcT for bniuil and mlhless ven- 

".Amat vitoria curain." or. '\ictory 
loves preparation. " is the inscTiption on 
tlie eldcT McKenna "s pistol, serving as 
a recurring thciiK* Ihroughmii the film. 
His son. however, is never able to master 
this philosophy in lieu of his impulsive 
anil impassioned sponuuieily, which ulti- 
mately spells his demise "Vengeiince is 
the mission." he says lo Bishop. 

"Then; is no peace." Bishop tells 
himself I nioiioualK lonurcil Kii coii- 
dilioncd nol lu feel. Bislmp doesn'l 
think like oihcT people do. and Uiis 
is what enables him lu excel in his 
profession. Juxtiip<ising his deuiched 
relationship w itli S;ira ( Mini .Niidcrson i. 
the classical music he plays on \inyl al 
his house, ihe caa-tuliy n.-sioa'd ciir in 
his garage, and his tw isled ethical cixie. 
Bishop is built with an unsettling preci- 
sion reminiscent of CTinsiiaii Bales por- 
iraval ui ".American Psycho " Bishop is 
homesick for a place he's nc\ cr been, an 
old man m a nvking chair iclls him in 
the film's weak attempt al lapping into 
something deeper 

Don't expect anything dc"ep or 
pn)lbiuid from "llie .Meclvuiic." Ilie 
film fiddles w iih the idea of spile and 
the comfon venge;ince can bring, bul 
aiLswers these mu.sings with only an 
explosive exploration of the action- 
pjicked Ibmi II lakc-s in HollyTAiKid 

If you're searching for wisdom 
in Slalliam's cold sharp one-liners, 
you're looking in the wrong place. 
Nonetheless, what this film lacks in 
depth it nxire liian makes up for in 
its fast-moving plot .uid eye-opening 
action scxquences. Without the men- 
tal laxanon of imire complicated ;uid 
ambitious films, expect to sit back with 
ease and be well entertained with this 
updated thrillcT 

Brian Canovu tan he reaclu-d at 
Iwim iwr u .■<iiiilcnl iinuiss cJu 

By Acacia DiCiaccio 

C:oiit(;i.«iN Stai> 

Many music fans often yearn for their favorite 
artists to reinvent themselves. Yet, musicians must 
deal with straddling the fragile line between 
reinvention and a complete disconnect from their 
original sound that fans have come to adore. The 
risk of becoming a "sell-out" is always a daunt- 
ing one when a band attempts to alter their style. 
Iron & Wine's new album, "Kiss Kach Other 
Clean," dances dangerously across Ihis line. 

The sound of "Kiss Kach Other Clean" is 
definitely not the low-fi, ethereal tones of Iron 
& Wine's previous albums. The band leaves 
their organic folk style behind in exchange for 
the synthetic sounds of electronic instruments. 
For those who may have been previously Uirned 
off by Iron & Wine's style of pul-you to-sleep 
music, this album offers a brighter range of 
tempo and style. 

The opening track on Ihe album is a dud. 
Melodically boring, "Walking Far From Home 
is definitely one to skip. Thankfully, Ihe album 
only improves from there. 

Between the influences of ja//, funk, elec- 
tronic and even doo-wop. Iron and Wine has 
definitely widened their musical scope. While 
some tracks may be considered failures, others 
offer a bright, never-before-seen side lo this 
generally static band. The experimental iniro on 
the track "Monkeys Uptown" could be mistaken 
for a Radiohead song before Beam's distinctive 

murmuring voice appears. Meanwhile. Ihe saxo- 
phone in "Big Burned Hand" creates a catchy 
jazz tune. 

However, with this new approach, ihe band 
appears to have lost focus on the human spirit 
lyrically with their attention turned to musicaliiy. 

The band's mastermind, singer and guitarist 
Sam Beam, is renowned for his intimate lyrics 
illustrating the human plight. On this album, the 
poetry of his words is lost to the somewhat dis- 
tracting use of electronic instruments. While the 
reinvented sound is definitely more interesting 
than that of past albums, the focus on the emo- 
tionality of nostalgic lyrics disappears. 

In the past, even when songs had befuddled 
lyrics, the emotion in Beam's vocals personified 
a specific mood. While some tracks on "Kiss 
I ach Other C lean" still hold this as true, others 
possess lyrics thai appear as placeholders lo the 
musical experimentation. 

While "Kiss liach Other Clean" enlerlains lis- 
teners wilh lis fresh sound, some may argue thai 
some of Iron & Wine's most organic qualities are 
lost to Ihe overproduction of Ihe album. 

fhe cover arl perfectly exemplifies the dilem- 
ma of this album. Sam Beam is artfully illusiral- 
ed as a figure lost amidst a river of multicoloreil 
sound waves and neon peacocks. 

.4cacia DiCiaccio can he reached at adiciacc(q) 

Simon W'csrs laliM film, "Tlie Mechanic," mav not break the action movie mold, hut keeps viewers on the 
ed^e of ihcir seats al all times. Tlie film is now showing in llualcrs nati<inwidc. 

www. Dai uyCollkc; I AN.coM 


Tuesday, Fibruary i, 201 i 

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Duquesne remains unbeaten 

B^ Siii'iiLN HiAvm 

After a three-point advantage at hailtime 
on Sunda\ afternoon, the Duquesne men's bas- 
ketball team pulled awa\ in the second frame 
to slay undefeated in Ailantie 10 play, beating 
Dayton X2-M at the ( ONSOl. I nergy Cenier 

Senior lorward Damian 
Saunders led all scorers uiih IV 
points to catapult the Dukes ( I 5- 
5. 7-0 A-IO) to a first-place tie 
w ith Xa\ ier and its best 20-game stui i to a season 
since the 1*^71-72 team opened the year 16-4. 
It was Saunders and senior guard Bill 
Clark who boasted 17 points of his own 
who led a strong attack to break open the 
game in the second half, leading DLi to a 
19-S run that put the game out of reach 
Freshman I J. McConnell and junior H.J. 
Monteiro also contributed double-figures in 
points for the Dukes, adding 15 points each. 
Junior forward C hris Johnson led the Myers 
(15-7, 3-4 A-IO) with 13 points, while senior 
forward Chris Wright posted a near double- 
double with nine points and 10 rebounds. 
The loss puts the flyers in an eighth- 
place tie with St Honavenlure and La Salle, 
as they look to turn things around when 
they play both of ihose sclmols iliis week. 


A-10 Basketball 

lA will look lo c\tead its wiiimng streak to 
1 1 games and put its perfect conference mark 
on the line when il hosis (ieorge Washington 
and lakes a road irip lo tace off with the 
Hoiiincs lliis week 

La Salle edges Charlotte 

.Mier Its chances of winning seemed unlike- 

down SIX with iust over a minute left 
in regulation. La Salle defied 
the odds to push it to over- 
lime before ultimately defeat- 
ing C harlotte in double over- 
lime. yi-Sf). for Its third consecutive victory 

Five players scored in double-fig- 
ures for the I xplorers (11-11. 3-4 A-I(t). 
including 17 points from both senior 
Jeriell Williams and junior L.arl Pettis. 

freshman ( ole Stefan lied the game with 
7 K seconds left in the first overtime by net- 
ting a 3-pointer and LSU took the momen- 
tum inlo the second extra period to move 
into a lie for eighth place in the conference. 

Sophomore KJ Sherrill led the 49ers 
with 24 points, including going 14-for-IS 
Irom the foul line and notching 13 rebounds. 

I or Charlotte, the loss marks its fourth- 
straight loss and places them 12th in the 
standings. 1 he road doesnt gel any easi- 
er, however, as games against Xavier 
and (IWIi lie ahead for the 49ers, 

La Salle will try and build on the moinen 
turn gained against Charlotte with home games 
against Icmple and Daylon later this week. 

Woes continue for Hawks 

After a solid 3-2 start to its season, includ- 
ing good w ins against the likes of lairt'ield and 
Rutgers, It has gone downhill for Saint Joseph's. 

The latest suffering in what has been a 
very disappointing season for the Hawks 
(5-16, 0-7 A-IO) came with a 72-54 
blowout loss to the hands of Temple 

straighl defeat and its 1 4th loss in its last 1 6 games. 

lemple. led by Seoolie Randall's game- 
high 17 points, used a 12-0 run in the first half 
lo go up 23-10 with eight minutes remaining in 
the first frame. SJU would never cut its dellcii 
to single digits for the remainder of the contest. 

rhe lone bright spot for the Hawks. 
as he has been all season, was sopho- 
more guard Carl Jones, who paced the 
team with 14 points on 7-for-l3 shooting 

Jones who boasts 17.9 points per 

game will need to continue his domi- 
nant form as SJU searches for its first con- 
ference victory this week with games 
against Richmond and Massachusetts. 

Stephen Hew ill itin he reached ul shewilHu-- 
siiiilenl iimass edu. 

The Dukes won their 10th consecutive game to have their best 20- 
game start to beijin a season since Koint; 16-4 in 1971-72. 

St* John^s shocks Blue Devils 

\\\ Bin Lv.MiuKi 

CjDUtll'AN SlAHh 

Justin Brovvnice helped the Red Storm defeat previouslv No. 3- 
ranked Duke bv adding 20 points, nine reb»iunds and six a.ssisls. 

Dwight Hardy's 26 p^iints spurred 
ihe St. John's men's basketball team 
to a 93-78 blowout win over No. 
3 Duke on Sunday afternoon. The 
outcome was never in doubt as the 
Red Siurm jumped oul to a 46-25 
halflimc lead on their way to the 
dominant victoi'y. 

St. John's (12-X. 4-5 Big liast) 
controlled the game with an aggres- 
sive trapping defense that forced 17 
turnovers and didn't allow Duke's 
3-point shooters to get in sync. 
Despite hitting at a 4X. I percent clip 
this season, the Blue Devils (19-2. 
6-1 .Ailanlic Coast Conference) went 
1 -for- 1 3 in the lirsi half from beyond 
ihe arch and only 5-lor-26 iverall. 
In contrast. St. John's knocked down 
5X percent of their attempts from the 
field and had just II turnovers. 

In addition to Hardy's scor- 
ing, ihe Red Storm got major 
contributions Irom seniors Justin 
Brownlee and Paris Home. 
Brow nice filled the stat sheet 
with 20 points, nine rebounds and 

six assists, while Home added 15 
points and six assists. 

Senior guard Nolan Smith was 
the lone bright spot for the Blue 
Devils, pacing Duke with 32 points, 
seven rebounds and four assists. 


ll came down lo a last second- 
shot, but No. I Ohio Slate (22-0. 
9-0 Big fen) was finally able to 
chalk up their 22nd 
consecutive victory 
on Saturday night. 

After a back- 
and-forth aflair, the 
Buckeyes defeated Northwestern 
(13-8. 3-7 Big fen). 58-57. Freshman 
star Jared Sullinger put Ohio Slate 
ahead for giHKl by knocking down 
l-of-2 free throws with three sec- 
onds to go and Norihwestem's des- 
peration heave bounced wide otTthe 
top of the backboard as time expired. 

While no one expected such a 
close game going in, the Wildcats 
would not say die against the heav- 
ily-favored Buckeyes. They hung 
tough throughout the first half and 
after falling behind early in the sec- 
ond, canie storming back with a 21-7 

Top 25 Basketball 

run capjK-d by Michael fhompson's 
3-pointer to put Northwestern up, 
55-54. vviih three minutes, 43 sec- 
onds remaining. 

Thompson was the star per- 
former for the Wildcats all night, 
leading the team with 16 points and 
eight assists. He could not quite 
put them over the top. however, as 
OSl senior guard Jon Diebler hit a 
3-pointer that broke 
the momentum of 
the Wildcats. 

Sullinger. as 
he's done all season, 
led tlie w ay for Ihe Buckeyes w ith 2 1 
points and eight rebounds, freshman 
guard Aaron Craft added 13 points 
otTihe bench as well 


Peyton Siva came up big in 
the clutch for Louisville, topping 
Connecticut's Kemba Walker on 
Saturday night as the Cardinals beat 
the Huskies. 79-78. 

Walker missed the potential 
game-winning shot at the end of 
regulation and the second over- 
time, while Siva tied the game 
with 30 seconds remaining in the 

fourth quarter and at the end of the 
first overtime 

The two teams played a hard- 
fought, even game throughout. No. 
19-ranked Louisville (17-4. 6-2 Big 
Last) hung around, despite being 
behind for most of the game, fhe 
Cardinals trailed at the half and 
retook the lead with 2:26 left in 
regulation on two Siva free throws. 

Tliey struggled in the first overtime 
as well, falling behind by four wilh 
37 seconds nrmaining. Nevenheless, 
Louisv ille came back to tie it on Siv a's 
dunk and came up big in the second 
overtime to sei/e the v ictory. 

Siva scored 19 points, while 
junior forward Terrence Jennings 
added 16. Guards Preston Knowles 
and Kyle Kuric also contributed 1 5 
points apiece. 

It was a three-man game for the 
Huskies as freshmen guards Shaba/./ 
Napier and Jeremy Lamb led ihe way, 
scoring 23 and 21 points, respective- 
ly. Walker chipped in 20 points but 
unchardcteristically could not convert 
w hen it counted the most. 

Ben Lamheri can he reached at 
wlambertia.studenl. umass. edu. 

Minutewomen dominate shot put B U, Maine ti e 

UMASS from page 8 

third with a time of 4:14.54. Also a nwinher 
of the c-n>ss cixintry team, the senior missed 
the IC4A cut by only 0.36 seconds. 

The Minutemc-n lix* to continue tlieir 
hot streak into this wc-ekend's C iicgcMigiick 
Invitational in New Haven. Conn. 

The MinutewonK-n put togetlier a sinmg 
outing at Frid;iy's Rcfbok Boston Imkxir 
Games, taking sixth place after accumulating 
58.5 points on tlie day. 

The final standings crowned 
Northeaslem at the top with 97 ptiinls. fol- 
lowcHJ by Brown (93) and Boston College 

(72). Ihe Minutewomen finished in front 
of eleven teams, including Vennont. Yale 
and WilliiUTis C ollege. 

•LvcTy wcvk iHir... athletes piLsh tliem- 
sclves to new levels." LMa.ss coach Julie 
[.afrciiiere s;iiil, wlx) was vt-ry excited aboui 
her team's performance. '"Ilieir hard work 
iind sacrifices ;uv paying ofl"." 

(he Minutewomen dominated ihe 
shot put as Nalis Mbianda captured first 
place after throwing 44-06.00, while 
leammate Rachel le Bourque showcased 
her ability by finishing third with a throw 
of 43-05.25. Both earned bids lo the NLC 
wilh their etTorts, while Mbianda also 
qualified for the LCAC ( hampionships 

LaLrenierc gave much of the credit to 
assistant ciKich Daay Wilson, w1k> spends a 
gTCcit deal of lime devekiping her thniwers. 

">ou w ill see much more out of cxjach 
V\ ilstin ;uid her ihR)wers." Mbiiinda said. 

Hie Manxin and Wliite disuuice medley 
team diil vvell once iigain. cnissing the finish 
line in scvond place in 12:04.70. Courtney 
Biildwin. Michelle Jensscn. (iina Pemo and 
Kaivn Rixi iichieved their pre-race goal of 
qualifying liir the hCAC. 

■■Phey. . compete witli pnde and represent 
LMass well." LiilrvnicTe said. She later went 
iHi to add tliat iIk (chit are "a great iaspiration 
It) llieir tciuTimates and iJk coiiching staff" 

Pemo alstt chipped in with a stellar nm 

m the 1 .000-meters, setting a penonal record 
wilh a time of 2:53.28 and a iliird-placx' finish. 

Lrika L'nger was the final UMass com- 
petitor to qualify for the NHC afkr cross- 
ing the finish line 1 0th in the 500-ineter 
dash in 1:19.45. 

Up next for the Minutewomen is the 
Giegengiick Inv itatiorud. l.af reniere feels litis 
meet will serve as a "prdctice nui" for the 
.Atlantic 10 championships on Feb. 18. 

This weekend's meet is a two-day 
event, which is similar to the A-IO cham- 
pionships. The meet will be held at 'I'ale in 
New Haven, Conn. 

Stephen Sellner can hi' reached at ssell- 
fwr<u stiuknl. wnass.edu. 

( (ll'RTISV I'M^--^ MH'K KH AfMN- 

Nalis Mbiand.i. along with teammate Rachellc Borque, helped the Minutewomen capture the shot put event with first and third place finishes, respeetively. Mbianda 
recorded a throw of 44-06.00. while Rori|Uc accumulated 4 5-OS. 2 S. Their efforts enriuJ both bids to the New England Championships. 

HOCKEY EAST from page 8 

sive. showing an cxiLstanding mix of rookie and veteran playets. 
They are one win away fhim tying their win total of 16 fmm 
last saison. their best since joining tlie Hivkc-y FasI in I9XS. 

Overtime NOT ENOUGH 

Hie Hix;key lutst matchup betwtvn B(»ton University and 
Maine saw a hard fought battle Saturdiiy night at Alfond Arena 
which elided in a I -I lie. 

llie goalies for both teams quickly took over following fast 
first perKxl goals. Will O'Neil scoied 21 seconds inlo the game 
on a feed from junior forward Brian Flynn for the Black Bears. 

The Terriers (12-7-7, 9-5-5 Hockey East) scored 
shortly af^er as a result of a blueline interception by Chris 
Connolly, which led to a breakaway goal for Soc Pereira. 
his 1 1 th of the sea.son. 

The highliglit of the matchup was the great goaltending 
by junior goalie Kieran Millan. Milbn saved 41 sht)ls thnxigli 
regulation and an overtiine periixl Tlie Maine offense biMiv 
baided Millan with shots, holding a 20-2 advantage in shcHs on 
goal in the first peritxi to finish with a 42-20 iiilv;uitage. 

There were outstanding saves on both sidc-s of the puck, 
with Millan and Maine goalie Martin Ouellette aich making 
game-siiving stops. Ouellette faccxl some tough shots and 
finished w ith 1 9 saves. 

Despite success in the net, each te:im struggled mightily on 
the power play. Maine was scoreless in seven opportunities, 
while BU was sctireless in five. 

The Black Bears retum to action this Friday when they 
take on the Hockey East-leading IJNH for a two-game 
series in Durham. N.H. BU will face off against la.st place 
UMass Friday night as well. 

Kkitt Stnuig can he ivachedat instir>ng(a,siiidivl.imius.s.edii. 

The Life and Works of the 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

A Multifaith Celebration 

led by 

The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles 

Rev. Kyles. one of the last surviving witnesses to the assassination of 

Martin Luther King, Jr . was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement 

Rev. Kyles will speak atxjut his experience and help us remember and 

celebrate the life and works ofDr King This Multifaith Celebration will also 

feature music by the Amherst College Gospel Choir and Choral Society. 

Tuesday, February 8, at 7 p.m. 
Johnson Chapel, Amherst College 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by ihe Rev Dr Martin Luther King. Jr Celebration Committee 

UMass neecis its 'Tracy Morgan' 

GURLEY from page 8 

Minutemen are 4-6. In games that he takes at least 1 8. they 
are M. ITial one win, which was against Rider, is a bit 
of an aberration, as it included (jurley and Freddie Riley 
combining for 59 piiints in a desperate comeback. 

Meanwhile, when Gurley takes under 15 shots, the 
Minutemen are 8-2. In one of those losses, which was 
against .Xavier. UMass got clobbered 79-50. slightly 
diminishing the value of Gurley "s shot total. 

Going even further, the Minutemen are at their 
best when (iurley isn't even leading the offensive 
output. Gurley has been the leading scorer for each 
of the Minutemen "s games this season, save two. both 
of which were wins, (iuard Javorn Farrell led with 
25 points in a win against C?iiinnipiac while Riley 
put up IX against Charlotte, f hey 're also 2-0 when 
a leammate is within two points or less of Gurley 's 
icam-high. if that counts for anything. 

What should be taken from this isn't that (iurley pul- 
ling up points is a bad thing. It's a great thing. It's simply 
a question of how much offense goes through him before 
things start leaning loo heavily on him. No. 12 is simply 
a part of your balanced breakfa.st. Offense too. 

Just like Kobe, though, there are times when the 
Minutemen need Gurley to step up and take a shot or 
three. One key example was Sunday's game against 
Rhode Island With Ihe game winding down and 
UMass with the le.id, the offense needed to hold onto 
Ihe ball to run the clock. Gurley, wilh Ihe ball in his 

hands, did just that. But w ith the shot clock at two sec- 
onds and Ihe defense swarming, Gurley stepped back 
at least five feet behind the 3-poini line and drained the 
shot. This was part of a day where Gurley went 5-for- 
14 from the field, but 4-for-lO from distance. 

.Another example was in the Minutemen 's first win 
of the season against Rider. Down at 22 just af^er the 
half, (iurley. along with Riley, was forced lo go into 
Kobe-mode lo storm back into Ihe game. And they did. 
finishing with a lO-point victory. 

As a wise man once said, "With a sweet jumper 
comes great responsibility." OK, fine, 1 said that. 
Regardless, only so much can be accomplished with 
the (iurley Show. There needs to he a Tracy Morgan. 

In the best case scenario, Tracy Morgan conies in the 
fi)nti of "ITie Human Torch" Riley, who ended up going 
6-for-l 1 from 3-point range in the Rider game. Other limes, 
he comes in the fonn of the sophomore, Fairell, who has 
shown great skill in getting to the basket or Sampson Carter, 
who has a great combo of si/.e and sh(x)ting. 

Like all great forces in the world. Tracy Morgan 
comes to us in more than one way. Saturday Night Live 
taught us this. But if his success on 30 Rock has shown 
us anything, it's that he's best as a gamebreaking com- 
pliment to Li/. Lemon's original "(iirlie Show." 

Without the "Girlie Show," there is nothing. But 
without Tracy Morgan, what's there just isn't as good 
as il could be. 

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^The Gurley Show^ 
won't lead to wins 

At the beginning ot the IV >ho» VM) Kuck,' lina 
hey's eharacter, 1 i/ 1 enion. is the head writer ol 
the lietional "I he (iirlie Show " 

At that point, the >how \ 
main feature is the eccentric Jenna 
Maroney and didn't meet the 
expectations of company execu- 
tive Jack Donaghy, played by Alec 

Donaghy, in his infinite wis- 
dom, realized that "'The Girlie 
Show" was not enough by itself 
It needed stmiething more to com- 
pliment the main feature. It need- 
ed Iracy Jordan, played by Tracy 
Morgan It needed a grand force that made it more than 
a one-(wo)man show run by l.emon. 

Much like m "W Rock." the Massachusetts men's 
basketball teain is chronically at risk of becoming a 
one-man show with its leading scorer, senior guard 
Anthony Ciurley UMass' own "(iurley Show." 

Ciurley. the leading scorer for the Minutemen and 
second-leading scorer in the Atlantic 10 with 20.4 
points per game, is a force to be reckoned with on 
the olTensive end. However, as the Minutemen 's loss 


against Richnunid showed, even it (iurley puts up 30 
points like he did in that game, there needs to be more. 
So. there can only be one conclusion. 

I he most important thing for the I'Mass basketball 
team is the impact of Iracy Morgan. 

In their 84-68 loss to the Spiders, the Minutemen 
showcased what can happen if they can't produce 
much outside of their leading scorer. On the afternoon, 
(iurley scored .^0 points, but on 9-of-22 shooting, 
including ()-of-l2 from .^-point range. 

It's something that ties m with the play of Kobe 
Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, one of 
the greatest players in NBA history, is a renowned 
scorer who, at times, is known to go into a mode 
where he keeps the ball and jacks up shots. Despite 
his immense talent, this play is not the best scenario 
for his offense 

It's the same deal with the Minutemen. 

When it comes to UMass and the (iurley Show, the 
key statistic is shots taken by (iurley, with I .*> attempts 
being a \ ital threshold. 

When Gurley takes at least 15 shots in a game, the 

See GURLEY on page 6 

Scnitir liuard .\nth«)nv Gurlev rises up for a juniper against New Mexico earlier this sea.son. The Btwton, 
Mass. native leads the Minutemen in scoring this sca.son, averaginc 20.4 points per game. 

Minutemen win invitational 

Minutewomen fall short, place 
seconci behind host Dartmouth 

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The Minutemen scored just over I.CXW points in the Dartmouth 
invitational to defeat Bryant, the Big Green, Boston College and Maine. 

By Nicholas Bi^LLOhATTO 

l^lLIHlil.AS SlAlf 

The Massachusetts men's 
and women's swimming and 
diving programs split up this 
past weekend to participate in 
the Dartmouth Invitational. The 
swim team traveled to White 
River Junction. Vt., to swim 
in a brand new facility, while 
the diving team headed to the 
Dartmouth campus to compete. 

The Minutemen showed once 
again why they were voted 
the preseason favorite in the 
Atlantic 10 conference this year 
by placing first at the invita- 

Scoring just over 1,000 
points in the tournament, the 
Minutemen defeated Bryant. 
Dartmouth, Boston College and 
Maine to secure their second 
invitational victory this season. 

With the Big Green as the run- 
ner up in their own tournament. 
BC, Bryant and Maine finali/ed 
the standings by placing third, 
fourth and fifth, respectively. 

I he Minutewomen came up 
a little short and allowed the 
hosting Big (ireen to be the 
victors in the tournament. The 
Dartmouth women's team was 
in control of the tournament for 
both days, scoring 1.165 points 
to take a commanding first- 
place finish. The Minutewomen 
scored 835 points, which was 
good enough to take second 
place, leaving the Lagles in 
third, the Black Bears in fourth 
and the Bulldogs in fifth. 

Al the start of the sec- 
ond day of competition, the 
Minutemen were in first place 
and Dartmouth was trailing 
right behind them. The teain 
of Joey Sbordon, Chris Inglis, 

Troy Nichols and Derek Hursch 
allowed the men's team some 
breathing room by placing first 
in the SOC freestyle relay. 

The pertormances allowed 
UMass coach Russ Yarworlh to 
better understand what a swim- 
n)er's tendencies are. as well as 
who should be paired up with 
who in such team events. 

Although winning is always 
at the forefront of any competi- 
tors mind, both coaches noted 
that these regular season tourna- 
ments are more of a preparation 
for A-IO championships than 
anything else. Since the early 
days of the season, the coaches 
have stressed the importance of 
these tournaments in preparing 
their swimmers both physically 
and mentally for the A-IO tour- 

By gaining a better under- 
standing of what certain athletes 
on the team are capable of. it is 
much easier for the coaches to 
set their lineups for the different 

Along with the swim team. 

the Minutemen divers continued 
to dominate as Jason Cook and 
Adam Duffield took first and 
second in the one-meter and 
three-meter dives, respectively. 

The Minutewomen also had a 
strong day on the diving boards, 
with sophomore Molly Elkins 
placing second in both the one- 
meter and three-meter dives. 

Yarworth explained that such 
supremacy in the diving events 
must be accredited to diving 
coach Mandy Hixon and the 
great job she has done over the 
past 10 years at UMass. 

The Dartmouth Invitational 
was the last tournament that the 
Minutemen and Minutewomen 
will compete in before the A- lOs 
take place from Feb. 24-27 in 
Buffalo, N.Y. 

Both teams are heading to 
Fordham on Saturday to take 
on the Rams in their final dual 
meet of the regular season. 

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at Shellojuia.'itudt.'nt. iimass. eJu. 

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The Massachusetts men's track and 
fiekl team racked up 64 points and a 
third-place finish in Friday's Reebok 
Boston Indoor ( iames. 

The Minutemen competed 
against 16 others schools, tying with 
Central Connecticut for third and fin- 
ishing only behind host Northeastern 
(1 18.50 points) and Brown (70). 

Quinn Ryder took first in the 
55-meter dash, ckx:king in a time of 
6.52 scx'onds. With that showcase, the 
treshman qualific"d for the New I .ngkuid 
( hampionships. 

"I think it was a reward for all 
the hard work he's put in over the 
fall and the first... weeks of the 
season," said UMass coach Ken 
O'Brien. He also added that it was 
a "true indication of his ability." 

flic MarcHMi ;uid White are hit- 


Several competitors qualified tor the New Fngland and 1C4A 
Championships in Friday's Reebok Boston Indoor Games. 

ting its stride, following their recent 
ninth-place perfomiance at the (ireat 
D;uie Invitational (24 teams) in Boston 
and tliial-place showing at the Sparks 
S«>rlien Inv iixitional (17 teams). O'Brien 
contributcxl his team's current surge to 
solid fall training, rctuming veterans luid 
contributing treshman. 

Paul (irafov also fmishctl lirst in the 
5,(KK) meters witli a time of 1:04.59, 
while Sean Biisch tcK>k lirst in tlie pt)le 
vault atfer jumping 15 fc"et. (iralbv's 
efforts eiimed him a bid to tlie NEC, 
while Busch qualified for the IC4A 

Tyler (otto did not disappoint, 
turning in another solid performance 
in the 55-meter hurdles with a time 
of 7.52, while teammate Zachary 
Koncki crossed the finish line in 
third place in 7.85. 

"It's a combination of being more 
experienced now, a \cty gtxxl com- 
petitor and. . a very experienced success 
niie that makes his perfonnances much 
moK consistcniC O'Brien said of (otto. 

The Minutemen alst> received 
solid perfoniiiuices from seniors Kevin 
Spicier ;uul Scott VanderMolen in the 
weight throw and l.(K)0-mettTS. respec- 
tively. Spieler placed third, tossing the 
35 lb. weight a personal record distaiKC 
of 54-02.75. VanderMolen. meanwhile, 
placeil tliird as well, crossing the finish 
line in 2:27.65 and qiuiiifying for both 
the NhC and IC4,\ Championships. 

UMass' Diiniel Barry shined in the 
mile, qualifying for NEC after finishing 

See UMASS on page 6 

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The New Hiunpshirc hockey te;un cxMitinued its great play 
this wcvkeixl with a sweep of Pan idciice. 

Friday night's matchup saw senior forward Mike Sislo 
notch his l(K)th career point in collegiate play for the No. 
7 ranked Wildcats (15-5-4, HiK-key East 13--2-2). Sislo 
led UNH to a 5-2 victory at Schneider .Xrena scoring a 
goal and adding two assists, while junior forward Paul 
Thompson scored two goals and had an assist as well. 

The scoreless pace set in the first periixl of tlie giuiie vv as 
quickly intermpted by a six goal-second period which saw 
UNH take a 4-2 lead. 

llie Wildcats were able to execute following a Friars 
(7-12-5, Hockey East 3-10-4) power play to start the second 
period. Phil DeSimone played a long pass up to Iliompson 
who skated into a breakaway and netted a wrist shot for the 
first sco.'e of the game. 

The Fnars responded quickly with junior Andy Biilysky's 
fourth goal just three minutc-s later ofl' of a forced tumov ct 
by sophoiTKWv Chris Rooney, but were not able to stop tlie 
Wildcats' attack. 

UNH skated past Providence again on Saturday night 
with a 5- 1 victory at home at the Whittcwore CentcT Friars 
forward Kyle MacKinnon's five-hole goal 59 stvonds into 
the second period tied the game at one. A 5-t)n-3 ptiwer play 
shortly after allowtxl for Thompsim's 20th goal of the season, 
giving UNH a 2-1 lead. 

UNH never kxiked back and for the second consecu- 
tive night the Wildcats ofrcnse exploded, scoring four sec- 
ond periixl goals. 

S<iphornore giwlie Matt DKiirolamo hitd 

an impressive lK)me-iuid-home weekend 

series with 35 luid 37 siives in Friday iuid 
Saturdiiy nigln's victories, respectively. 

Freshmen lead Merrjmack 

Boston, Ma.vs. native ;uid Ircshniiui Mike Collins picked 
up his fitNt carecT hat trick on Satiuday night as he helped 
Merrimack wi/ p;isl tlie VeniKint 7- 1 . 

( ollms had an assist in addition to his noteworthy hiit trick, 
w hich is an ode to his secoml-etfort liiindnosed play thniughtHit 

Hockey East 


New Hampshire wi n both of its games against 
Hockev East foe Providence over the weekend. 

tlic g;une. Freshman CartcT Madsen chipped in to the scoring 
spree vvitli a first-peritxl goal as well. 

Senior captain Chris Barton added to the mix with two 
goals and an assist netting him his 10th goal of the season 
and bringing his collegiate point total to 100, making him 
the first Merrimack player to accomplish 
such a feat since 2002. 

Tlie No. 14-ranked Warriors (15-5-4, 

Hcvkey liast 9-5-3) were impressive on both 

sides of the power play, going 3-tbr-6 on offease and killing 

5-of-5 powcT plays on defense, solidifying thein as the nation's 

second best power play killing team. 

FoHovving a losing season, the Warriors have been impres- 

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UM student threatens Fla* Rep* 

Manuel Pintado allegedly commited 2nd, 3rd 
degree felonies in threat of public servant 

By Sam BuiTtRHti-u 

Ca1I1 tillAN STAKK 

A University of Massachusetts student is awaiting 
extradition to Southeast h'lorida fur allegedly sending 
threatening emails to a Florida state representative last 

Manuel Pintado, a 47-year-old of Northampton, 
was being held at the Hampshire County House of 
Corrections in Northampton as of Tuesday night after 
police there took him into custody at the request of 
Marim County, Florida law enforcement. 

Pintado was arrested Monday night for alleg- 
edly sendmg Rep. William D. Snyder, a third-term 
Republican representing Florida's House district K2, 
a message attacking him for his invoKement in a 
bill which would grant police wider power to check 
individuals' immigration status, according to a release 
from the Martin County SherifT's Office. 

According to the Feb. I statement, the te.xt of the 
email read, "To the Honorable William D. Snyder; \ou 
better just stop that ridiculous law if you value your 
and your familie's |sic) lives ashole fsic)." 

Snyder's office received the communication Jan. 
8, the same day Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others 
were shot outside a Tucson. Ariz, supermarket, and 

contacted Martin County Sheriff Robert L. Crowder's 
office the next day. 

Martin County Investigations Division Detective 
Brian Broughton then commenced an investigation to 
identify the sender and the legitimacy of the threat. 
Broughton was able to determine the sender of the 
unsigned email was Pintado, after tracing the email's 
origin (o a public access wireless Intcrnel line origi- 
nating at the Starbucks at 211 Main Street in down- 
town Northampton, a short distance from Pintado's 
Hampton Street residence. 

Broughton then contacted Northampton Police 
seeking suppj)rt in the investigation. Northampton PD 
interviewed Pintado, who, according to the release, 
told police in the Pioneer Valley's anchor city he 
views himself as a "political activist." .According to 
the release. Pintado admitted to NPD that he had sent 
the message, and said he believed Snyder was seeking 
to abolish the 14th Amendment, which establishes that 
all people "bom or naturalized in the United States" 
are citizens of the U.S. 

Snyder has been among the leaders of a charge in 
the Florida house to draft an immigration bill which 

See PINTADO on page 2 

oi. uri*^ soKTiuMni'N IV 'I ic I I n iHM! vr 

Manuel Pintado ailenedlv sent a threatening email to Utp. William U. Snyder, of Florida. Pintado i* cur- 
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Scientists discover £gyp^^g allies Zipcars Inc. looking 
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By MEi-ANit Muu.tR 


Work done by astrophysics fac- 
ulty Grant Wilson and Min Yun has 
led to an intriguing discovery: a 
massive galaxy protocluster caught 
in its development only a billion 
years after the Big Bang. 

Wilson and Yun helped develop 
technology that led to this dis- 
covery as part of an international 
team of astronomers led by Peter 
Capak of the California Institute of 
Technology. The group's findings 
were published on January 12 in 
the scientific journal Nature. 

"I think it's pretty safe to say 
[the discovery] took us all by sur- 
prise," Wilson said. "[Finding the 
cluster] in the act of formation so 
soon after the Big Bang was not 
what we were expecting." 

According to Wilson, proto- 
clusters, while "not at odds with 
current simulation theory," are 
thought to be extremely rare. It 
was a shock to the researchers that 
one was found so quickly. 

Wilson and Yun said that they 
became involved in this research 
through their work on the AzTEC 
camera and Large Millimeter 
Telescope (LMT). Wilson said 
he came to the University of 
Massachusetts with the goal of 

developing the camera, which 
was designed for use in the LMT. 
UMass is helping to build the LMT 
on a mountain in Mexico. 

.According to \un. who came 
to UMass in 2000, the LMT, is 
specifically "designed to study the 
formation and evolution of young 
massive galaxies soon after the Big 
Bang." A problem arose, however, 
when work on the AzTEC camera 
was completed before the LMT. 

"For a short while," said 
Wilson, "We had a world-class 
camera without a home." 

The researchers were invited 
to install AzTEC on the James 
Clerk Maxwell Telescope in 
Hawaii. They only stayed for a 
few months, during which AzTEC 
allowed them to "image the sky in 
an entirely new way and find hun- 
dreds of new galaxies never before 
seen by other telescopes." 

One of these new galaxies was 
AzTEC-3. Nothing distinguished 
it, besides being the third brightest 
galaxy found in a section of sky 
called the COSMOS Field. "When 
we found AzTEC-.^, we had no 
idea it would turn out to be in such 
a special part of the universe," said 

See GALAXY on page 2 

Tyler Mitchell, a University of Massachusetts student, was one of 
hundreds to protest in Boston over the weekend. 

tOI Klf-l iKimi FIJI KR.COM 

Astrophysicists Grant WiLson and Min Yun iLsed a a Large Millimeter 
Telescope, such as the one pictured aKive, to discover a galaxy protoclaser. 


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From Cairo to Boston, emotioas 
towards the protesters in Egypt have 
ranged fiom fear to joy, anger to sup- 
port. Over the weekend, hundreds of 
demonstrators gathered at the Boston 
Common and Harvard Square, peace- 
fully protesting Egyptian President 
Hosni Mubarak and demanding major 
reforms in government. 

The protesters waved Egyptian 
flags, while marching through the 
streets chiinting "I'gypt, Egypt will be 
free. From the Nile to the Sea." 

"The people of Egypt all over 
the globe arc protesting against the 
Egyptian regime that has been force- 
fully in power for 30 years. Hxlay, 
Egypt is on the bnnk of falling 
apart," siiid protest oi^ganizer Marihan 
Hashesh on the event's Facclxxik 
page. "In response to the protests in all 
[of] Egypt, the Egyptian government 
cut the water supply, electricity [and] 
cell phone networks ... Egypt is in 

deep need of your help!" 

On the same day as the protest 
in Boston. Mubarak fired all of the 
members of his cabinet and named a 
vice president for the first time since he 
came to power, nearly 30 years ago. 

Much like the protests in Egypt, the 
protest in Boston was organized with 
the help of Facebook. .According to the 
Facebook event. 720 people attendtxi. 

The crowd gathered in Cainbridge, 
where they began to march down 
Massachusetts Avenue in a calm, 
peaceful manner, towards the 
Government Center. The mass of pro- 
testers were escorted by six Boston 
police vehicles iind Cambridge pt)licc 
officers on fix)t. 

One member of the cmwd was 
University of Massachusetts student, 
Tyler Mitchell. He said he traveled 
east to attend the esent bcxause, "I 
hopetl to miike some noise celebrat- 
ing tlie unfolding accomplishments of 
the Arab world rallying iind marching 

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network of North America and the 
United Kingdom. 

More than 225 universities 
have accounts with /ipcar includ- 
ing Stanford linnersily. with 35 
/ipcars and Yale University with 
32 cars, /ipcar persuades its cus- 
tomers to join their network based 
on the selling points of conve- 
nience, cost clTeciiveness, and as 
ail environmentally-friendly alter- 
native to other forms of transpor- 

On Feb. 1, Hampshire College 
launched a new partnership 
with Zipcar Inc., making it the 
third college in the Five College 
Consortium to partner up with 
Zipcar Inc. Amherst College, with 
four cars and Smith College, with 
five cars joined Zipcar in the 
fall of 2006. Hut the University 
of Massachusetts has not yet 
been sold, and neither has Mount 
Holyoke College. 

.According to a Zipcar press 
release, Hampshire College has 
two cars available for students, 
staff, and faculty a Toyota Prius 

and a Honda Civic are parked 
at the bus circle at the center of 
campus. 1 he cars are available 24 
hours a day, seven days a week, 
III all mcniheis of the ILtinpshire 
community, including students, 
faculty and siafT members as long 
as thev are 1 8-years-old or older. 
Zipcar requires members to be 
2 1 -years-old or older to open an 

With the addition of Hampshire 
to Zipcar Inc., members from the 
three colleges have access to the 
combined 1 1 vehicles on the three 

The annual fee to join Zipcar 
for universities is $35 per year. 
Hampshire College applicants 
receive S35 worth of free driv ing 
credit that applies towards their 
tlrst month of driving. The daily 
rates for the use of Zipcars start 
as low as SS per hour and $66 
per day depending on the iiK)del 
of the car. /ipcars include gas, 
insurance, roadside assistance, 
reserved parking, and up to 180 
free miles per day. according to 
the press release. 

/ipcars can be used for as 
short as one hour or up to four 
days. Students who live oul-of- 

See ZIPCAR on page 2 

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GALAXY from page 1 

Cjala.xies lilvo .A/ K-.C-? are dit- 
licuii to study because they are 
extreme!) far avAay and taint. 
The world's largest telescopes 
are required fur useful analysis. 
There are also many other galaxies 
between larth and the ,A/THC-3 
galaxy complicaimg the identifica- 
tion process. 

"The discovery reported in this 
article is really a case of a good 
calculated gamble and a clever 
experimental design that paid 
otT because we did not know for 
sure there would be a protoduster 
here." said Wilson. "Our C'altech 
friends did the hardest work of this 
project." as they had to go "galaxy 
by galaxy and picked out the ones, 
that are associated with the proto- 

COSMOS-A/TEC. besides 
being an unexpected find, has 
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A/TEC'-.l. the protocluster's cen- 
tral starburst galaxy, is extreme- 
ly massive and produces nearly 
1.000 new stars each year. The 
protoduster also houses a massive 
black hole and luminous quasar 

This surprised the researchers. 
Vun expected to find "baby galax- 
ies" and instead found "a quasar, 
which is generally considered an 
object with some history under its 
belt already." 

Wilson said he hoped the dis- 
covery would provide astrono- 
mers with a good "laboratory" 
for studying both black holes and 

"Astronomers still don't have 
a good handle on when, or even 
how," very massive galaxies and 
very massive black holes form, 
Wilson said. "This is just scratch- 
ing the surface of some very fun- 
damental questions about galax- 

Wilson and Yun both seem 
excited to continue studying these 
high red-shift galaxies at the LMT. 
which is now nearly complete. 
AzTEC and other advanced instru- 
ments will be installed later this 
year. Once this happens, research 
into galaxies like A/TEC-? are 
expected by Vun and Wilson ui 
progress far tnore rapidly, as the 
LMT will make AzTEC and other 
new instruments K) times more 
powerful. "[With the] A/TEC 
LMT combination, we will dis- 
cover galaxies like AzTEC-3 at a 
rate of about one a minute. This 
is going to fundamentally change 
our access to star-bursting galax- 
ies throughout the universe." said 

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Boston protests to oust Mubarak 

EGYPT from page 1 

together with hundreds «)f people in 
Boston. .'\nv time a group of repressed 
people stand up and work for their sclf- 
emancipatit)!!. \sc need to be right there 
cheering thcin on." 

Mitchell >uiid he learned about the 
evcTil thnmgh tlie Kacebtxik page, and 
decided to go to nt)t miss out on a 
historic event. "We are experiencing 
history in the making. .Attending the 
rally in Bioton was one of the best 
ways I knew how to st;»nd in solidarity 
with the r.g\plian p<.t)ple. 

"Living in the United Slates. I 
think we have a very important role 
in expressing dissent towards our 
own government as it has funded the 
Mubarak regime for manv years." said 
Mitchell, expanding further about why 
he supports the Egyptian protesters. 

Suiuiar iicntoustraliuu^ look 
place in New VhrV. f'hicai'o Hnd vS.th 

Francisco. {3n Saturday. Feb. 5. the 
movement will set afixrt in Amhenit. 

Ilic march in Amherst, according 
to Its Facebtx)k page, will be called. 
"The March in Solidarity with the 
l!g\piiaii People." 

Saturdav has been declared the 
international day of s*)lidarit> witli the 
Egyptian and Tunisian ptx)ple by many 
groups in support of the protesters. 

The event was organized by 13 
Western Massachusetts gmups. includ- 
ing the Western Mavs. Coalition for 
Palestine, and Tlie American Friends 
Scrxice Committee. 

Michael Fiorentino. a founding 
member of the Western Mass. Coalition 
for Palestine explained why the group 
decided to i>rgani/e the march. 
"First olT. the mass denuKTatic move- 
ment in Fgvpl IS mspiniig in its own 
nglit, and deserves the support of all 
who value deniuu;ucy and human 
rtfiJ*i. :: and we wwited m p«« WMteni 

Mafssachusetts] on the map as an area 
that sides with social jiLstice in the 
Middle East." 

Fiorentino said he is exptvting sev - 
cTal hundred to turn out. from a v ariety 
of student and commuiiitv groups. As 
of Thursday night. .357 people have 
said they would attend, on the event's 
Facebixjk page. 

Mitchell said he plans to attend the 
lival event in liope> of ch;inge on a 
global and local scale. "\ better world 
is possible. If tlie people of Egypt and 
Tunisia can completely rc*shape their 
societv for the better, w hat's to sav that 
we can't as well?" He added that the 
rally will provide an oppi>rtunity for 
people with like ideologies to meet. 

The march will begin at 1 p.m. at 
the LMass Haigis Mall, and is antici- 
pated to end at 5 p m. affer rallv -goers 
iruuch to the .Amherst College Librar>'. 

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Emotions towards the pnnestors in EK>pt have ranged from fear to joy, from an^cr to support. Over the 
weekend hundreds gathered at the Boston Common in solidarity with Egyptian protestors. 

Zipcars go to 
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Smith Colleges 

ZIPCAR from page 1 

state and don't want to bring their 
cars with them have the potential 
to go on road trips with their 
friends, run errands or go out and 

Matthew Malloy, the vice pres- 
ident of global university opera- 
tions at Zipcar said he thinks 
that Zipcar would be "extremely 
benef'iciar' to the Five College 
community if UMass and Mount 
Holyoke College joined up. 
"This would bring increased 
mobility that would provide 
18-plus members at these schools 
with access to all of the cars in 
the valley at the five schools," 
said Malloy. 

Malloy is a UMass alum who 
majored in marketing and gradu- 
ated in 1990, and he said he 
thinks Zipcar would be "wildly 
successful" at UMass. "Everyone 
knows how congested parking 
is there," said Malloy. "Zipcars 
would give students a whole new 
level of mobility and freedom 
that we really want to bring to 

"We have had several discus- 
sions with UMass staff over the 
last two years," said Malloy. "But 
they have yet to move forward." 

Still. Malloy appears hopeful 
about the possibility of bringing 
Zipcars to UMass, which would 
possibly eliminate the number of 
cars filling the UMass parking 
lots, and encourage both facul- 
ty and students to carpool more 

"We just need students to 
speak up and say they want it. 
We can see UMass as being 
the top car-sharing school of 
the east coast," Malloy said. "If 
UMass was to decide they want 
to move forward, Zipcar could 
potentially have a program live 
within as little as 6-8 weeks," 
Malloy added. 

At Hampshire College, the 
Zipcar program was launched by 
Josiah S. Litant, the assistant dean 
of students and program coordina- 
tor at Hampshire College. Litant 
said that many of the deans had 
heard about the program and its 
presence at both Amherst and 
Smith College. 

- "The biggest draw for us was 
the ease of use for Zipcar mem- 
bers to access cars, and the level 
of convenience it would provide 
to students," said Litant. Litant 
was also drawn by the environ- 
mentally-friendly possibilities of 
Zipcar, which provide an alter- 
native to car ownership. If the 
program stimulates carpooling, 
Zipcars also have the potential to 
reduce carbon emissions. 

The independent research firm 
Frost & Sullivan reports that, on 
average in North America, each 
car Zipcar shared replaces 15 per- 
sonally-owned cars on the road. 

Andrea Heredia, a fourth year 
student at Hampshire College, is 
a signer for New Leaf, a sustain- 
ability group at Hampshire that 
encourages sustainable behavior 
among the Hampshire community. 
She is also a student member of 
the environmental committee, and 
is enthusiastic about the potential 
of the Zipcar program. 

"The environmental committee 
has been trying to find something 
like this for a while," Heredia 
said. "I'm hoping it will stimu- 
late carpooling. Both students and 
staff offices can use the Zipcars," 
Heredia added. 

Heredia drove her car from 

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Northampton man arrested, 
to be extradited to Florida 

PINTADO from page 1 

some have compared to the con- 
troversial law in Arizona, which 
allows police to ask anyone 
pulled over for proof of immi- 
gration papers or citizenship. 

Pintado told Northampton 
Police he did not wish to harm 
Snyder, but also said "he was 
glad the email made him ner- 
vous." Broughton was also able 
to confirm that Pintado had 
traveled from Massachusetts to 
Florida last December, "giving 
him the ability to carry out a 
threat against Representati\e 

Broughton then secured war- 
rants for Pintado's arrest on 
charges of corruption by threat, a 
third-degree felony, and written 
threat to kill or do bodily hartn. 
a second-degree felony. 

On Monday night at approxi- 
mately S p.m.. Pintado was taken 
into custody without struggle 
in Northampton. According 
to the release. Pintado "has a 
history of multiple arrests in 

the Northeast, " and "lists his 
occupation as a student at the 
University of Massachusetts." 

Snyder said in a statement 
released Tuesday he is grateful to 
law enforcement in Florida and 
Massachusetts for their efforts, 
and glad Manuel Pintado, the 
suspect in the case, is in custody. 

"I am grateful to the Martin 
County Sheriff's office and 
the arresting officers from the 
Northampton Police Department 
for their dedication to the pro- 
tection of public safety and am 
thankful that the individual is in 
custody and will be brought to 
justice," he said 

A woman who said she is 
Pintado's sister, however, said 
while she believes his actions 
were misguided, she feels 
Pintado is not a serious threat. 

"He is very passionate about 
politics and is not a threat to 
anyone," said Michele Catalano. 
"He is not a violent person and 
has not and will not do any 
bodily hann to anyone." 
Catalano said Pintado partici- 

pates in veterans' welfare initia- 
tives and food drives, and that 
he is a veteran of the Persian 
Gulf War. 

"My brother is not a terror- 
ist," she continued. ■■M> brother 
is a caring person that helps vsith 
food drives or anything involved 
with veterans. My brother came 
back from the Ciulf War; he came 
back with anxiety depression 
and mental illness." 

Catalano said she believes 
Pintado may have lapsed in 
taking his medication when he 
allegedly sent Snyder the email. 

"After reading what he wrote, 
with all the misspellings. 1 strong- 
ly believe that he did not take his 
medication, imd when he doesn't 
take his medication he says things 
that he doesn't mean." 

Florida House of 

Representatives Press Secretary 
Lyndsey Cruley said neither Rep. 
Snyder nor any other Florida 
lawmakers are taking any addi- 
tional precautions or security 
measures, and that Rep. Snyder 
is continuing with his legislative 

business as usual. 

University of Massachusetts 
txecutive Director of News and 
Media Relations F.d Blagus/ewski 
confimied thai Manuel Pintado, 
the individual arrested in con- 
nection with sending threatening 
emails to a Florida lav\ maker last 
night, is enrolled as a student at 

Blagus/ewski could not 
discuss specifics of whether or 
not the Dean of Students oflHce 
would pursue sanctions against 
Pintado, but said that in situa- 
tions where a student is arrest- 
ed and the University becomes 
aware of charges, the Dean of 
Students generally commences 

In the Martin County release, 
SherifV Robert L. Crowder said 
that any time a threat is made 
against a public servant, law 
enforcement must respond swift- 
ly and take the threat seriously. 

"The safety of those who 
serve the public, in any capac- 
ity, is of utmost importance and 
a matter we take very serious- 

Fii. Rep. William D. Snydrr 
I'iutado. Pintado v^a^ aiigin-d K' 

ly," he said, "fhis individual 
made a serious threat to both 
Representative Snyder and his 
family, .md that is something 
thai law enlbrcemcnt and the 
citi/cns of the State of Florida 
will not tolerate." 

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raised by the discovery. 

"The real question here is, why were we 
able to find one so quickly'.' Is it because we 
were extremely lucky? Or is it because they 
are not so rare after all?" said Wilson. 

Vun appeared confident the LMT will 
lead to new discoveries. "I predict that we 
will be answering a lot more questions from 
you within the next year." he said. 

The AzTEC camera was partially funded 
by the National Science Foundation. 

"With support from NSF, this program 
is providing the largest survey of the nature 
and evolution of submillimeter galaxies 
to date," said Dr. Richard Barvainis, a 
program manager in NSF's Division of 
Astronomical Sciences. "The result will be 
an unprecedented catalog of well over 1.000 
new submillimeter galaxies." Barvainis 
said. "The project will also help define the 
properties of high redshift clusters of galax- 
ies, such as the one recently described in a 
Nature publication." 

Mt'lanie Mutler can he reached at 
mpmuUer(a^tudenl. umass. edu. 

ZIPCAR from page 2 

her hometown of Temple, Fexas to 
Hampshire at the beginning of the 
fall semester. "The reason I brought 
my car is to go grocery shopping, 
but if we had this last semester, I 
wouldn't have brought my car." said 

"I think it's a big selling point 
because students don't have to worry 
about parking, maintenance fees and 
other expenses," Heredia said. 

The "sophisticated technology" of 
Zipcar assures thai each college has 
the right number of cars needed to 
accommodate the needs of the stu- 
dents, so there is no wait list. "You 
should generally be able to get a car 
when you want one." l.itanl said 
"Once a car is in use more than 40 
percent of the time during daytime 
hours over the course of a quarter. 
Zipcar will add another car to out 
fleet." Litant added. 

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Beginnings with Facebook 


The first time 
I came to the 
I'niversity ol 
the sight of all 
the \endors in the 
Campus tenter 
impressed me 
Sure. I didn't 
really \N;inl any 
jewelry or fake 
^^^^^^^^^ African sculp- 
tures, but they 
bespoke a c;uiipus full of life and 
disersity. ()n iHTcasion. I e\en bouglit 
somethint; from them, such as my 
woi)l-and-tleece winter gloves 

Without them, the Campus Center 
jusi doesn't feel the same; it feels 
stenli/ed, controlled, without actual 
life because everythmj; living has 
been regulated out of existence. Oh, 
hasn't everyone noticed'.' The admin- 
istration kicked the vendors out. 

I've heard that Au.xiliary Services 
plans to replace the space used by 
non-R.SO tabling and vendors with 
more dining options, as they did 
when they opened French Meadow 
fh)nestly. I don't see why we need 
more fcHxJ shops. 

They shouldn't. We need to bring 
them back, not just because we can 
aflord to iio so but because many 
students actually enjoyed patroniz- 
ing the vendors Whatever I thought 
of the merchandise, lots of peo- 
ple bought the stulV Yes, even the 
pretend-African elephant sculptures, 
and even the |ev\elry Tons of people 
I know bought those winter glove- 
mittens. and when I got a pair they 
turned out to keep my hands wanii 
better than my sheepskin gloves or 
my Polartec fleece gloves. 

A friend of mine bought his first 
gift for his girlfriend from a Campus 
Center vendor. Real people shopped 
at those vendors on a daily basis 
and those v endors were real people 
doing their best to make a liv ing by 
providing goods that people wanted 
to buy. 

Or, to put things in economic 
terms, the Campus Center ven- 
dors were independent entrepre- 
neurs and exemplary capitalists. 
The Auxiliary Services folks who 
told them to go away have acted 
as corporatisls. restricting the free 
operation of the market while also 
taking over public space. 

Without them, the Campus Center just doesn't 
feel the same; it feels sterilized, controlled, 
without actual life because everything living 
has been regulated out of existence. 

I acebook came into my life in the lllh grade. 

This was the year 2006 tumultuous limes, to 

sav the least. CJeorge W. Hush was in olVice. the 

Iraq War was in full svMiig. and I \vas madly in 

!«««« u:.^.^,,^!,.^^,. I'>^e with a girl named 

Isaac Himmelman ,„„„, st,,,,., ...o, her 

real name). 

Ill tluisc days .1 goinl portion of my eviracur- 
riculai lime was spent hooking up with I iiima 
Sieiner in the backseat ot iiiy black '0.^ Corolla 
(at the lime the backseat Corolla lKH)kup was my 
go-to move with the ladies |. 

Now Ijniiia Sleiner had an older sister who 
attended Oberlin College, and who l-.mma tried 
to emulate in every way possible. She cut her 
hail like her sister, she listened to the suine 
music as her sister did (jam b.inds. ugh), she 
dabbled in coke like her sister did (that was 
years later at Vassar), and as soon as Facebook 
allowed high schoolers to sign up. Fmma 
Sleiner went and got herself a Facebook just 
like her sister did One day alter a particu- 
larly iniense. vet all together frustrating make 
out session. I.mma and 1 sat on the fau\ 
leather backseat of my Corolla, hands held, the 
"Ciarden Slate" soundtrack pumping through 
mv loyola's Japanese-made speakers, when 
Fmma said frankly. "Isaac, you need to get a 
Facebook ' 

rd never heard of Facebook and so my 
response was a very typical and admittedly puer- 
ile. "Facebook'.' That sounds gay." 

I mma explained to me how Facebook was this 
new cool ihiiig. "like Myspace only better" and 
that It was made lor college kids and her sister had 
one. and Ashley Olson had one. 

And did you know her sister partied wiili 
Ashley Olson in the city'.' And would you ever 
try coke'.' 

And blah, blah, blah until bv the end of the 

afternoon I found myself on the couch in the 
living room of her dad's house signing up for 
Facebook on her new MacBook, which she 
explained she'd gotten as a gift a few months 
earlier on the occasion of her younger sister's 
Bat Mit/vah. although nowhere in the Jewish 
canon does it make mention of receiving a gift 
on the occasion of a sibling's Bat Mit/vah. 

Nonetheless, there 1 was navigating Facebook, 
still dismissing il out loud as "gay," though deep 
down inside admiring its sleek blue and white 

No, Facebook was a very 
different social networking 
experience. I was hooked. 

It was so clean, so sterile, nothing like 
Myspace. that jungle of messy URLs and bul- 
letins adorned with Bright liyes lyrics and des- 
perate pleas to "cOmMeNl oN mY PiCz." No, 
Facebook was a very different social network- 
ing experience. I was hooked. 

1 wo weeks before summer Fmma broke up 
with me over AIM for a guy named Hunter 
(his real name) who smoked clove cigarettes 
and wrote folk songs on his accordion protest- 
ing the Iraq War. I was crushed. 

That summer, my family rented a house on a 
beach in Israel. While my siblings and cousins 
played outside in the sands of Netanya, bask- 
ing in the same sun our ancestors basked in 
2,0(10 years earlier, 1 spent ihe days walled up 
in an upstairs bedroom plugged into the DSL 
line, cra/ily skimming through Emma's posted 
photo albums. 

Most of them were pictures of her and her friends. 

her and her sisters. 

But every so often I'd come across a picture of 
her and thai Uunler smoking cloves on the pier or 
driv ing around the city in his black on black Audi. 

The image of the two of them making out 
in the backseat of his fine (ierman automobile 
with some anti-war hippie nonsense pumping 
through the Audi's no doubt superior sound 
system would pop into my mind, boiling my 
blood and slowly chipping away at my already 
broken heart. 

Senior year of high school, they found 
Saddam Hussein buried in a hole and hung 
him. I watched this on a You fube link someone 
posted to my Facebook wall. Around that same 
time 1 got over limina Steiner. I'd still venture 
onto her Facebook once and while and look at 
her pictures. Before graduation. Hunter almost 
died in a car accident speeding down Highland 
in his Audi. 

1 found this out through Facebook as well. 
When someone invited me to join the Facebook 
group "Pray tor Hunter" 1 accepted and even 
commented on a link of one of his accordion 
songs somebody posted to the group's wall. I 
posted, "Feel better, man!" and at that moment I 
forgave him for stealing the girl I'd loved. 

Much has changed since then. I wrote all this from 
a Pub in Dublin, where patnms wea- seated with 
their eyes glucxl to a television overhead. CNN was 
reporting that tomomiw nuiming in Cairo l,(KK),(KK) 
people would take to the streets fueled in no small 
part by Facebix>k. (ioveminenLs from Tunis to Cairu 
are being overtlmiwn, and all I can think about is that 
one aftemcKMi junK)r year when Fjnma Steiner had me 
sign up lor Facebook on the couch in her dad's living 
room, saying almost prophetically, "It's like Myspace, 
only better" Oily better indcvd. 

Isaac Himmelman i.\ a CoUcffian lolunmist. He 
can he ivikhecl at ihimmelmutxtuilenl.umass.eihi 

The Campus Center and Student 
Union complex already has the 
Blue Wall, the Hatch, the vend- 
ing machines, the French Meadow 
stand, tarthfoods, the People's 
Market and now it has the Central 
Cafe selling sushi and sandwiches 
as well (without taking my YCMP 
swipes to boot). Given all that, why 
has the adminisu^tion thrown out the 
non-RS( ) tabling and vendors in favor 
of yet more dining'.' 

Of course, UMass claims that it has 
kicked out the vendors to make way 
for more RSO tabling, but how many 
RSOs actually table on any given 
day'.' Usually one just sees a few 
sports, and maybe a larger bunch of 
Greek-life organizations. Sometimes, 
there arc religious groups tabling, or 
occasionally one of the two major 
political parties. Twice a year, the 
Mass Games Club tables to promote 
Humans vs Zombies. 

In sum, I don't think anyone is 
using so much space in the Campus 
Center concourse that we really 
needed to throw out the vendors. It's 
probably just about the administra- 
tion wanting more revenue from 
dining options, as signaled by the 
addition of all the dining tables to 
the Concourse. 

By the way, as I recall, these ven- 
dors p;nd S70 a day in order to vend 
iaside the Cainpus Center, .so we cant 
exactly pretend that LMass didn't 
inake money oft' this. Quite to the con- 
trary, they p^ovid^^l valuable public 
space and entrepreneunal opportunity, 
from which quite a many people built 
fiinciioning businesses. Why should 
those ptHjple lose that livelihixxl'' 


One need not adhere to a specific 
school or ideology to see who thev 
should support here. Let's go further 
with this, (jreater competition between 
individual, independent vendors leads 
to increasing variety of products at 
decreasing prices. 

Greater monopoly power wielded 
by Auxiliiuy Services has already 
shown its result: more expensive fixxi 
shops that don't even take swipes. 
One of these iwn things works how 
capitalism should work; one of them 
works exactly how everyone wants 
capitalism to stop working. 

The non-RSO tabling did not even 
come entirely m the form of ven- 
dors. There were also simply mem- 
bers of the IcKal community tabling 
for causes they happened to believe 
in, such as Dade Singapuri and her 
"peace and social justice table." 
UMass students used to stop by and 
help table at these themselves, dem- 
onsu~ating a clear student interest in 
community participation at our cam- 
pus' public space rather than partici- 
pation only for RSOs. 

The administration tells us that 
they have not actually made a new 
decision, merely enforced an old 
rule: that only RS(^s can table in the 
Campus Center We have to ask. how- 
ever: If this rule has existed wilhoul 
enforcement for entire decades and 
its ubiquitous v lolation has show n no 
actual ill efTects. why keep it'.' A nile 
without purpose should be removed, 
so let's have vendors and cominunilv 
tabling back in the Campus Center 

Eli Gdtilieh is a Collegium caliim- 
nisl. He can he reached al e^f)tllie(a 
stiiilenl iima.s.\ cJii 

Five Ways 
UMass decides to stay 


1) The snow bribes the 


< 2) Since >they got rid of 

travs there's no real reason 

to close. 

4) The whole system is 
messed up now that al 
the Deans' zodiac signs 


5) Holub has to see his 
shadow before noon in 
order for the school to 

close (h/t Alyssa Creamer) 


Will you ever eat 
at Taco Bell again? 

A class action lawsuit filed on Jan. 
19 by California law firm BUhkI, 
Hurst, & O'Reardon LLP. and 
Alabama finn Beasley. Allen, Crow, 

Se^ Obasa X':;;";* 

of Califomian 
Amanda Obney accuses the Taco Bell 
chain of using beef filling in lieu of 
real ground beef 

According to United States 
Department of Agriculture standards, 
taco beef filling must be at least 
40 percent fresh meat, and must be 
clearly labeled taco filling with meat, 
beef taco filling or taco meat filling. 
Greg Creed. Taco Bell's president 
is not amused by these accusations 
and told ABC News that the com- 
pany "would not be taking this sully- 
ing of their reputation lying down." 
Allegedly, Taco Bell's meat is said 
to only constitute about .^5 percent 
beef, with the rest being filler such as 
binders, extenders, preservatives and 
other additives. The plaintiff's main 
complaint is that their meat is being 
advertised as real ground beef and is 
thus being misleading to customers. 

macy of our fast food and consumer- 
based food aside, it is tcxi early to 
tell how this is going to affect the 
overall consumer's perception of the 
brand. Will laco Bell lose substan- 
tial business, as a result of these 
claims, and will Ihe plaintiffs suc- 
cessfully prove that the company has 
been falsely advertising their prtxlucf.' 
1 can remember very clearly when 
the documentary, "Super Size Me," 
came out. 

It created a mass hysteria among 
viewers and opinions were quite 
mixed. Some people vowed to never 
touch McDonald's again, while other 
people I know craved McDonald's 
right after watching the movie. The 
same may be the case for Taco Bell. 

Like the popular axiom goes: "Any 
publicity is good publicity." Many 
people, believe it or not. may want to 
buy more Beefy Crunch Burritos as a 
result. In the grand scheme of things. 
McDonald's sales haven't been affect- 
ed. However, the dixumentary has 
arguably resulted in a change of their 
practices as they've gotten rid of the 
super size option within their chains. 

Allegedly, Taco Bell's meat is said to only 
constitute about 35 percent beef, with the 
rest being filler such as binders, extend- 
ers, preservatives and other additives. 

The real question and problem are 
the government's ba.seline standards 
to begin with. According to USDA 
standards, taco beef and ground beef 
are two diflerent things. Ground 
beef must be at least 70 percent beef 
and not include additional water, 
phosphates, extenders and binders, 
although seasoning can be an ingre- 
dient. Taco meat must be at least 40 
percent fresh meat. 

The fact that there is such a discrep- 
ancy between the two kinds of meat is 
quite questionable. The regulations 
allow companies to sell customers 
labeled taco filling thai is mostly addi- 
tives. Standards should be raised for 
the quality of beef across the board 
as to keep restaurants and fast fcxxl 
chains honest, as well as ensuring 
that fa.sl food chains use quality or at 
least semi-quality ingredients in their 

The same can be said of standards 
with other consumer foods. Did you 
know thai genetically modified food 
on the market is not entirely required 
to be labeled as such'.' Such is out in 
supermarkets near you. and the con- 
sumer is not made aware of il. 

Other fast foods, such as 
McNuggets. according to the book, 
■'The Omnivores' Dilemma," contain 
up lo .^K synthetic ingredients, includ- 
ing TBHQ, which is sprayed onto 
McNuggets to preserve freshness. 

With all this talk about the legiti- 

Such publicity may arguably have 
a similar effect on Taco Bell. 

Whether or not the plaintiffs can 
successflilly prove that Taco Bell has 
been falsely advertising their product 
is still left to be decided, but this court 
case may bring more attention to the 
restaurant chain's practices, as well 
as general government standards in 
regards to food. Public awareness 
may be the most important outcome 
of this entire fiasco, and it may be the 
plaintiff's primary objective. 

As for me, will I ever buy Taco 
Bell again'.' I have never really been 
crazy about their food to begin with, 
and I usually enjoy making tacos 
from ground beef, materials, shells 
and sea.soning from Ihe grocery store. 
However, after hearing about the pos- 
sibility that their meat is up to 65 per- 
cent filler, I highly doubt I would con- 
sider going there again. But that is not 
to say that I don't enjoy my fix of the 
10 picx-e McNugget meal or Stouffer's 
French bread Pepperoni P\/yns every 
now and then. A lot of our food is 
allowed to be processed according to 
government standards, so it is hard to 
escape in Ihe typical American diet in 
general. Its up you lo decide one way 
or the other if you want to consume 
tacos that may or may not possibly 
contain anii-dusiing agents. 

Se}i Ohaia is a Collegian colum- 
nist. He can he reached al ooharnQv, 




"Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about LitMtiiig yourself." - (Jeorgu Uernard Shaw 


Keep your look hot when it^s cold 

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I Khsl'i)Nl)l.N 

Its tough to l»H)k gtHxl and stav warm al the siinu- lime. Designer rain hoots arc one accissurv liial could 
make vour outfit fashionahk- even after a bin sium sioriii. 

The death of a genre 

Whcni Kxikinu ,il a 1 \ gunk; lor this winter s sthiiliilc. 
telcMsion liuis will nolKV two glaring abst-nces for the liisi 
time siiKc the winter of .!(X)4. "24" and "Fosi" will noi be 
returning lo a small screen nesir you. Regarilless ot'how mow - 
ers fell about the last k-w stnisoiis of "24" (>r iIk' essentially 
tt ■ n__.„ • answerless "1 ost" liiialc. these 

^evin Komani ,,i„„^„ j^.|,„^^i n^. ,,^, ^|^,^.,„|^. ,,, 

iIk' \kv. millenniiuii 
"24 " was a Iresli and original premise that lijM aiieil in 
, Novaiiber ol 2tK)l. Hie series iiiiplcmciited a ival time luu- 
rativc suiiclure where on,: cpisoile ctneial each Iwvur of ik- 
day. Willi tlic use of a 'icI. ing clock, split scrcvns It) show inul 
tiple cveiiLs ix.-cumng al once aiul clillhaiiger eiidings. ".24" 
proMikxl tc*nsion-buikliii)' entertainment Audiences were so 
captivated by iIk- twisU. unl turns that ihey tounil iheinseKes 
unable lo skip an episo.1.: .nit of fear for missiiii; tnaior plot 

"Losl" was originally in'ended as "t .isi Away on IV." 
but becaiiK' a myslery-hiisi. I -how with a we;illli ol ivlalablc 
characters. Preniienng in StmeniK-i ol 2(X)4. the suspense' 
and Iwisls of "l.osf made il is addictive as "24 " Fans also 
enjoyed tuning in lor Ihe dc"pli\ of the chiniclers. as ihe nar- 
rative included lla.shb;icks thai dug into the characleis" piLsls. 
[lolh pn>grams wtiv raking in the ratings I hey were kiiov.n 
as "genre" shows, as iliey oftea-d eleinenls that were not 
incorporated in iixkI hour long diumas. "24 " ollercxl a seiisi- 
of hyperrealism where terrorist alUicks and govemmeni cor- 
ruption were consideretl typical, diiily events. '"Fost" incliidcxi 
elements of science fiction ;uid fantasy that were subtly 
woven in to its complex narrative. 

Viewers may have been siiipnst'd that these shows signtxl 
oft' for the last lime on constvutive ikiy s last May. but they 
have not yet realized an even bigger shivk: 1 tiere will never 
be a show like "Fost" or "24" again. 

Today's world of television is not what it was live yeais 
ago. Changes in both lechtiology and audience |viriici|xitioii 
negatively etfeclcxJ the ratings ol shows like "24" ami "I .ost." 
As foreign as il truiy sound, television seiios DVD sets and 
internet viewing were not as pi)pular then as Ihey are now. 
This new preference lo watching FV on DVD ami the inter- 
net, on demand cable options and Ihe use of TlVt ) or DVR 
devices have all given consumers the opponunity lo watch 
their shows w henever they want lo. 

Before these outside forees became as |x>pular as Ihey 
were. "Losl" ;uid "24" benefitetl lioin iIk "vvalcT ccwler" 
efl^ect. WorkcTS would liave to watch the previous night's 
epis(xle in onler lo contribute in break time conversiition. 
Viewers now watch their liivorile shows al all ililleicnl liiiK's. 
and thus, the shows e:uim)l lie discusstxl at the siime time and 
place. Water ctxiler iliscussions have Ivcii replaced by "rciil- 
ity television," which is a style tfuil scvms iniperv ions to Ihe 
issues that genre television is facing. Since iIktc is a sense of 
reality towards the atmosphere iiiid the chaniclers. viewers 
feel they need to be up to date with the pnigrain in onler to 

truly leel ihe elfecis ol what is hap|xiiiiig on scieen 11 seems 
that viewers are willing lu watch a genre piDgram at tlieir 
leisure, but ;uv ikkinvuil lo watch reality telev isioii w hile it is 
siill a-levant. 

Kealily television is ik« rqilacing all nan-ative television, 
bul It Is cotilribuliiig til the dc.illi nl genre shows 'Lost" ;uid 
"24" were e\|Viisive .iml thev i\.\)iiiiv<l coiislant viewership 
in iHik-r tor the plot lo make sense lodiv s audience seems 
more inieresial in w. itching progiains Ihai thev can tune into 
whenever they loel like. hthI mH winry aKmi catching up w itli 
tile pivv ions weeks iiisialliiKiii l.bey will wail until the new 
season ol a genre show is releastxl on I )\l ) to catch up I hat 
way. tlie wait and sus|X'nse in Ix'lween epivules will not have 
lo W endureil. .As soon as one episixle ends, anotlier begins. 

C heiipei programs to pnxluce. such as railily television 
aikl situational coinedies are more dcNirable lor siudii>s in 
lixkiv 's iiiiirkel 1 he\ are Ic-ss of a lin:uicial risk and aie likely 
lo ivrti'im Ivtier in the lalings. as vievvers do not have to 
invest time catching up with the sinry Ihey c;ui sii back ;«id 
enjoy the mindless entertainment these prognims pnnide 
Studios are impatient, and Ihey vvani instant results. If a new 
genre prognim is cntically acclaimed but siiiris with km rat- 
ings, it will be caneelkxl iinmaliatelv (able and pivmium 
chiuiiK'is like HHO ami AMI are more willing lo Uike on 
exciting and tlKHighl-provoking entertainment, but ihev lend 
to shy awav horn genre shows Ihey stick lo exceilciil dni 
nias. which h;ive proven siicecssfiil. Jiisi like the neiwofk 
channels, cable and pmniiun channels do not stv the nsk in 
taking on ;ui ex|vnsive proiect that is less likely to make a 

"F»isl" ami "24" were* able lo sunive in this new worki 
ol television viewing because thev had esiablisheil stniiig 
Ian bases under the previous system Despite k>wer lalings. 
studios could count on stiong DVD sales to make up lor 
ihe loss in ailverlising dollais Wnieis who want to cieate a 
genie show in lixlav's television ;iliiio>plieie will not have 
the o(i|H)i1ui)ilies that "Fosi' and "24" were given to push 
lelevision Knindaiies Ihis fall. NH( pre-miercxl a new senes 
"llie Fveni" which nin on the lag line "If '24',-ind Fosi' had 
a baby, il woiikl be ' Ihe Fveni " I ess ihan one month into its 
seiison. "I he FaciiI's" ratings pliiiniiK-tal. W hy get caught up 
in a series where you have lo w.iii and wail lor aiisvveiN when 
Ihe 1 IVD set is right around Ihe comer.' >el the calcli-22 here 
is if there is no aiidieme tuniii!.'. in while these prognims air. 
they will be ciuicelkxl and vvill not have a DVD maikcl al all. 

faking all of these ch;mges m the lelevision miirket inlo 
consideration, it's clear that there will never be a show like 
"Lost' or "24" again. II you were a fan ol these shows, do 
yourself a liivor ami buy the I )\ I) sets and watcli them over 
and over again. I his should not suggest ihat llies<.- shows were 
sublime ami tlial a gilied gmup of vvnteiN could not niiike a 
show that is bellcT It's lh,ii ihev w ill not be allowal lo. 

Kevin lionitini (v a (.'nlkxian coliimni.M Hi can Ik 
ivathcdal knimaniuisttnhnt iimassedii. 

knowing liow lo dress for the 
winter is a crucial survival skill 
as a student al the University 
of Massachusetts. Iven still. 
the cliitiaie is never an accept- 
able excuse as to why there are 
so many fashion vicliiiis parad- 
ing campus piist rain dii//le. 
( Ollege IS a place where most 
people develop out of their 
conforming ways and begin 
expressing their own identity as 
iliey find it So, this is the lime 
lo loss the North Face, leggings 
and Uggs winter wardrobe, and 
start investing in some sharp 
and sensible winter pieces. 

Irekking through slush 
aioiind campus all day calls 
lot some durable shoes guar- 
anleed lo keep your pinky toes 
waiiii Rain boots are a great 
option, and don't always need lo 
be sported in obnoxious prints 
Sieve Madden and lory Burch 
bring the rain boot lo the clue 
side with versatile colors and 
hardware accessories. 

Ihe importani lesson here is 
to ditch the Uggs. let's remem- 
ber ihey were made in .Austral ia 
and intended for the dry atmo- 
sphere there Sheepskin ruins 
when it is dragged through snow 
and. lurlherniore. slams when it 
Is dragged through sally snow 
If there is any uncertainty left, 
these are not the kind of "boots 
Willi the fur' Flo-Rida was ref- 

Save the leather boots for 
drier days. With leather, the 
options are endless: equestrian 
style boots bring the preppy, 
while biker boots bring the 
cool-grunge Make sure to layer 
knee socks with taller boots for 
warmth. I his can add a cute 
touch to your look if you let 
the sock peek out a half an inch 
above ihe b4>ol 

Another essential element lo 
the perfect winter outfit is the 
coat. Down j.ickels will keep the 
body insulated and comfortable, 
hut make it easy lo resemble the 
shapeless burriio being rolled 
up al the Hatch. Il needs to be 
warm, but not bulky To rellect 
a feminine silhouette through 
your tiutcrwear. the waist must 
be cinched Keep an eye out 
for coals with belts h" they are 
lacking, don't shy away from 
a liitle DIV. and add your own 
labulous bell lo complete it. 
\liss Sixty and Michael Kors 
put out nattering styles thai 
have now gone on sale. Pea 
coals are another stable way lo 
lop off your winter ensemble 
Ihe idcntilving factor ol a pea 
coal is thai it is made of wool. 
Because the material is made 
of sheep's hair, il will keep you 
co/y A sure benefit of sporting 
a pea coal is a slim look with a 
flattering shape liihci of these 
options beal Ihe look and com- 
fort of a North Face, as they 
keep vou warmer and give you 
a sophisticated shape. 

As lor layering underneath. 

cashmeie and wool are co/y 
enough to keep you feeling 
loasiy. yel thin enough lo keep 
you from looking like a super 
chunk Knits prove to be com- 
fortable, while fashionably 
relaxed looking. 

A quick woid on leggings: 
Ihey are noi pants, so refrain 
from wearing them with any- 
thing that doesn't cover your 
tear. Jeans arc a fine alternative. 

By highlighting your frame 
and accesson/iiig, you will be 
making yourself more attrac- 
tive in a mature way. Hats are 
key in this bitter season. Warm 
body temperature escapes most- 
ly from the head, so keeping it 
covered will help retain the heal. 
I .11 muffs are a cool allerna- 
live to hats, (iloves and scarves 
also help bundle up. They are 
cool in luxe faux fur. animal 
prints, plaids or embellished. 
Ihese accessories are fun lo 
mix and match. Sunglasses are 
an accessory that is easily over- 
looked in the winterlinie The 
sun rays and bright while snow 
make eyes sqiiini and scream for 
shades, so don't forget lo grab a 

(letting dressed vviih these 
points in mind will bring you 
a step closer to looking and 
leeling like a fabulously chic 
grown-up Voila. practicality 
and fashion can actually coex- 

Ellie Speridakiis can he 
reached al esperida'a sludenl. 

Cieoffrev Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth led the star-studded cast of "The King's Spvech" 
that took home some of the biggest awards ol the night at the Screen Actors Ciuild Award Show last Sunday. 

^King wins big at SAGs 

Bv M.MUi.Mtbr ClAYlON 

(. 1 'I I IdlVN liiKKI-^l'(i\lihNT 

The 17th annual Screen Actors (iuild Awards 
were held this past Sunilay, .Ian. M> in the Shrine 
Auditorium in Los Angeles. Calif. Broadcast 
simultaneously on TBS and TNT, the show fin- 
ished on lime 10 p.m. a rariiy for avvartls sea- 
son. It was an impressive showing, with only one 
winner noi Ihere lo make an acceptance speech 
Al Pacino for his role in Ihe television movie 
"You Don't Know Jack." 

Through the First commercial break, one might 
have thought we had a repeat loop of the (iolden 
(llobcs on the television with one substitute: 
Steve Huscemi picking up the award for his 
performance in HBO's "Boardwalk Fmpire." 
Julianna Margulies. who was previously snubbed 
at the (ilobes for an actress that was not included 
111 the (iuild nominations, look home an acloi slat- 
ue lor her work in "Ihe Good Wife". "Boardwalk 
linpire" made another splash earning an award 
lor best ensemble in its first season. Melissa 
I eo's speech after once again being selected as 
the slaiulotit in the besi supporting actress cat- 
egory was one of the most poignant of the night, 
complete with tears and politics. "U'nions made 
Ihis country great, because il gives ihe vnice lo 
I he working people." Feo said. 

She wasn't Ihe onlv one lo express apprecia- 
tion for the coiMniiinity that gave her the award. A 
very prcgnani Nai;'lie I'orlman was the first win- 
ner lo be censored d.iiing her acceptance speech, 
bul she did manage U) share her gratefulness. 

"I've been working since 1 was II years old, 
ind SAG has taken care of me." she said. "I'm so 
erateful to have this union prt>tecling me everv 
day " 

I hat IS why we love awards shows 1 he spon- 
taneity of what happens at the podium is exciting 
V\ hen Christian Bale, who celebrated his ^7ih 
birthday al the awards, was on stage receiving his 

statue for best supporting actor in "The Fighter." 
the man who he won a trophy for portraying. 
Dicky F^klund. came over for a hug. 

This celebration and fellowship is not com- 
plete without the "In Memoriam" montage of 
those talents the community has losl in the past 
year Notable among the deceased were Leslie 
Nielsen ("Airplane!"), (iloria Stuart CTilanic"). 
Harold (iould ("The Sting"). David Nelson ("Cry- 
Baby"). Rue McClanahan ("The Golden Girls"). 
Gary Coleman ("Diffrenl Strokes"). Peter Graves 
C'Jhe Fove Boat"), and Pete Posllelhwaile ("The 
Usual Suspects"), "The King's Speech" was the 
big vvinnei of Ihe night and look home the award 
for outstanding cast Colin Firlh was voted best 
aclor for his work as King (ieorge VI as well. 

(ieoffrey Rush, who plays the king's speech 
therapist m the film, shared an eloquent speech 
on behalf of the entire cast. 

He said. "It shouldn't be called the SA(i 
.Award, it should be called Ihe uplifting award," 
Rush said, recogni/ing the success of "Fhe King's 
Speech" as the success story of a devoted Duke 
and his real I'riends, Ihe commoners who help him 
masler his slammer. The film has proved itself a 
front-runner for the Academv .Awards at the end 
of Ihe month, winning in the two categories the 
acclaimed opposition. "The Social Network. " was 
also competing for. 

Overall, the television portion of the awards 
was a mixed bag with every single category's 
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By Amy Larson 

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Nearly 15 years iniii her career. 
Neku Case still lets her auburn lucks 
(iown. cracks subtle jokes and bells 
her melodies until the entire audi- 
ence is captivated. And her next des- 
tination to chami is the music-loving 
town of Northampton this Kriday, 
heb. 4 at K:(K) p.m Seven-member 
indie ft)lk group. Lost In The Trees 
will serve as the opening. 

hmerging with a predominant- 
ly country Feel to her sound. Case 
released her first album entitled 
"The Virginian" in IW7 under the 
performing title Neko Case and 
Her Boyfriends. The album title 
originates from her birthplace of 
.Alexandria, Va. Case spent most of 
her childhood in Tacoma, Wash., 
leaving the US for the limily 
C'arr Institute of Art and Design in 
Vancouver in 1994. While studying, 
she dabbled in several different punk 
groups, even playing drums in a few 
of them. It was aHer she graduated 

and returned to the U.S. when she 
formed her first group and started 

H> the new millennium. Case 
had already released two albums 
rt ith Her Boyfriends and record- 
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Poniographers, whom she is well 
known for collaborating with. She 
lost Her Boyfriends as part of her 
recording name in 2()02 and began 
releasing new music simply as Neko 
C ase for the first time on the album 
"Canadian Amp." A multitalented 
and busy musician. Case has released 
seven albums and recorded on five 
albums by 1 he New Poniographers. 
Her evolution over the past decade 
since she began recording has shown 
a young 2()-something new to the 
music scene grow into a 4()-year-old 
comfortably playing international 

Though her recorded works are 
numerous and highly acclaimed, her 
talent shines most brightly during 
her live performances. She entrances 

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fact that her pieces can be applied to 
anyone anywhere in their life. She 
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having once said she never wants to 
be on the MTV Videt) Music Awards. 

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Gurley^s 3 -pointer shows team menality 

HALFTIME from page 8 

two strong programs who have 
been to the NCAA tournament 
multiple limes this past decade. 

On the Hip side, UMass has 
averaged a lead of over eight 
points heading into the intermis- 
sion in A- 10 games they've won 
this season. 

"Since conference play has 
started, we've come out and 
played pretty good the first half, 
with the exception of the Xavier 
game," Karrell said. "So, we're 
getting a better feel for how to 
come out." 

A good example of UMass" 
mentality when leading at half- 
lime came in the last home game 
against Rhode Island on Sunday. 
Despite hitting their stride to 
begin the contest, the Minutemen 
cooled olT towards the end of the 
first period and allowed Ihe Rams 
to climb back in the game. 

On its last possession of the 
half with a lied game, however, 
UMass received a much-needed 
3-pointer from guard Anthony 

Gurley as time was winding down 
to take a three-point lead into the 
locker room. 

To Ihe Minutemen and UMass 
coach Derek Kellogg, that shot 
sparked a strong second-half per- 
formance which led to the victory. 

"1 thought that gave us a good 
boost and some confidence com- 
ing into the locker room," Kellogg 
said after Ihe win. "Sometimes as 
a coach, you go into the locker 
room al half with a different kind 
of vantage point. Being up three, 
havmg Anthony [Gurley] and 
Javorn [Farrell] not played a lot 
of minutes, I thought that we were 
good shape, at least energy-wise 
that we'd be able to come out with 

Since that contest though, Ihe 
Minutemen dropped the first game 
of a two-game road trip against 
Saint Louis after trailing by eight 
points at halftime. As they look to 
climb the standings in the A- 10, 
UMass will look to sustain a con- 
sistent start to garr^es. 

Jay Asser can he reached at 
jasseriuMiidenl. iimass. edu. 

Sean Carter posts up against Rhode Island la.st time I'Mass waA' home. Carter is avcra);iiiK 5.2 points on the season with 
and will look to add to the continuing strength UMa.vs has when entering the second half with a lead. 

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5.7 rebounds a contest 

The Minutemen come together during their draw against Northeastern. The team l(H>ks to finish its sub- 
par season with two victories against ranked opponents. 

Dawley, Minutewomen look 
for better result against 49ers 

By Mich.akl Ct)LNc)s 


The Massachusetts women's basketball team will 
look to rebound from a devastating loss to Atlantic 10 
conference opponent Duquesne on Wednesday, as it 
matches up with conference foe, Charlotte. 

UMass (6-17, 2-6 in A-IO) began its stint of con- 
ference play with an even win percentage in the early 
going. Since then, a string of four losses has set the 
Minutewomen in the bottom of the A-IO standings. 

The Minutewomens most recent loss came to 
the Dukes (19-3, 6-1 in A- 10) on Wednesday at the 
Mullins Center. UMass played a hard fought game 
and were in grasp of picking up a win against the 
conference powerhouse, but a .Vpointer at the buzzer 
by Alex Gensler tied the game at 7.^ apiece. UMass 
held the lead 73-70 when Wuini Agunbiade pushed 
the ball up the hardwood to Gensler who sunk the 
desperation 3-pointer as time expired. 

UMass dropped the game 84-79 as it shot just I -of-7 
from the field compared to the Dukes 4-of-5 shooting 
from the floor in overtime. UMass finished the game 
26-for-61 (42.6 percent) overall, lO-for-22 (45. .5 per- 
cent) from 3-point range and l7-for-24 (70.8 percent) 
at the foul line. 

The Dukes went 3 1 -for-64 (48.4 percent) overall. 9-for- 
22 (40.9%) from beyond the arc and l3-for-I9 (68.4%) 
at Ihe foul line. The Minutewomen held a 42-32 edge on 
the boards and out-scored Duquesne in second chance 
points (17-7) and points off turnovers (23-18). 

"Games like this can only help us to be more confi- 
dent and it shows that we can play with anyone in the 
A-lO conference," associate head coach Steve Lanpher 

said. "We executed well, did a tremendous job on 
the boards, shot well and took care of the basketball. 
Unfortunately, we just couldn't come out with a win but 
I was really pleased with the effort and execution out of 
our team." 

The Minutewomen will look to redeem themselves 
against Charlotte on Saturday. Playing at the Mullins 
Center, UMass looks to hand the 49ers, who are cur- 
rently ranked fifth in the A-IO standings, their third 
conference loss of the season. 

The 49ers are coming olTa statement win against 
Saint Louis, defeating the Billikcns 75-38. to grab 
their eighth straight victory. The 49ers featured four 
scorers in double-figures and displayed a dominant 
game in the paint. Charlotte has out-rebounded its 
opponents 18 times this season and outscored the 
Billikcns 42-8 in the paint. UMass will look to soph- 
omore down-low players Jasmine Watson and Shakia 
Robinson to avoid the same result. 

"Charlotte is a very up-tempo team and they like to 
press full court and confuse you." Lanpher said. "What 
we will look to do is be more patient on offense with 
good ball control and if we can play a half-court game 
and limit them to one shot per possession I think we 
have a good chance of winning that game." 

Last season, UMass was blown out 85-51 by the 
49ers in North Carolina. Then-junior Megan Zullo had 
the team-high in points with 1 1 while Watson chipped 
in for 10 in that game. 

Action kicks off at 2 p.m. at the Mullins Center, 
before UMass hits the road to face Dayton and George 

Michael Coiinox can he reached al mcounos(qislu- 

UM schedule lightens 

M.HOOPS from page 8 

defensive wall on the Minutemen 
who like to drive into the paint 
On Wednesday night. UMass 
outscored the Billkens inside the 
paint, 36-16. 

In the last meeting between the 
two sides, from the Mullins Center, 
UMass held the Hawks scoreless 
for the final 10:49 of the game, and 
went on a 1 6-0 run to shutdown the 
SJU side, 70-62. 

"It was a good game, " Kellogg 
said following the game last season. 
"I thought we played hard, at times 
we looked like we were a little 
lethargic. We had stretches where 
we played great defense." 

Gurley scored 15 points in last 

year's contest, and will look to put 
on a repeat performance during this 
weekends affair. 

"(He's) starting to get back to 
the Anthony Gurley we all know 
and love." Kellogg said on Gurley s 
performance af\er the game. 

Conversely, Jones, who leads 
the Hawks in scoring, put up seven 
points against the Minutemen, 
which was the team's fourth highest 
during that game. 

Neither team shot particularly 
well in last season's affair, with 
UMass going 20-for-57 (39.1 per- 
cent) and SJU shooting just over 
40 percent. 

The victory came on Valentines 
Day and was Ihe firsi win af^er 
a five-game losing sieak for last- 

season's Minutemen. Following the 
victory, UMass went on to lose 
four-straight competitions. 

This game will also be a good 
place for UMass to catch a breath- 
er, as the team will make the tran- 
sition from playing the worst to 
playing the first team in Ihe con- 
ference. Next for the Minutemen 
are George Washington and 
Duquesne, who rank eighth and 
first, respectively. 

With the undefeated-in-confer- 
encc Dukes i)n the horizon, the 
Minutemen will be looking to 
release all their faults and mis- 
takes on the lower-ranked SJU this 

Ilerh Scrihner can he reached 
al hscrihneuisnident.umass.edu. 

Injuries, fatigue no worry for 
Cahoon as season^s end nears 

By Stl\ t Lt\ iNL 

CoLLKlll.AN StaII 

To say the Massachusetts men's hockey team has 
endured a dilVicult season would be an understatement. 
It's not about to get any easier. 

On Iriday. the Minutemen will plav the first of 10 
remaining games against No. I ranked Boston t ollegc. 
which UMass \sill play again on Keb. 25. After the 
r.agles. the Minutemen will go on to play No. 12 
Merrimack twice. No. 14 Boston University once and 
No. 1 5 Maine twice to close out the season. 

Comparing the skill set between UMass and its com- 
petition over the next month is enough to consider the 
Minutemen as severe underdogs. Adding fatigue and 
injuries to UMass' youthful rosier can't help its cause. 

However, with the chips stacked against them, don't 
expect any excuses from L'Mass coach Don C ahoon. 
When asked if his team is fatigued, Cahoon replied sar- 
castically, "Are you tired'.' |This won't be discussed)." 

As adamant as Cahoon is about not making excuses 
for his team, it's hard to ignore the amount of injuries 
the Minutemen ha\c faced in recent games. Junior 
defcnsemen Michael Marcou hasn't played since Dec. 
3 1 , and senior w inger Danny Hobbs is the latest 
Minuteman to go down with an injury in UMass' last 
game against Northeastern, a 2-2 tie. 

"Hopefully we get cverybodv healed so that we've 
got all our skill sets and talent ready to contribute," 
Cahoon said. 

In order to protect his players, Cahoon v\ould 
not elaborate on the extent of his team's injuries. 
He also couldn't get into details about when he can 

boast a healthy roster. 

"I think we're going to get some players back and 
to what extent and who [and] when, that's da> to day 
and that's the truth. " C ahoon said. "1 ciuiid throw a 
couple of names out there ... but until tlicv pla\ I 
can't be sure." 

Ideally, with everyone healthy. UMass still features 
one of the youngest teams in the nation. The majority of 
its 1 3 freshmen see a lot of ice lime game in and game 
out. Ci>aching this young group can't be easy 

"Wo have to make sure that we don't create a situa- 
tion where there's paralysis to analysis." C ahoon said. 
"There [needs to be| good teaching and a foundation in 
place to let these kids go out and get after it." 

Prior to the season, the Minutemen were picked to 
finish ninth in the Hockey East standings. They cur- 
rently sit in seventh with a four-point cushion between 
No. 8 Providence. Given everything thrown its way. 
a seventh place finish would exceed expectations for 
L'Mass. The top eight teams make the playolTs. so it's 
likely that the Minutemen will be there. If the season 
ended today. UMass would travel to Boston College to 
play the l-.agles in a best-of-three series. 

What UMass does have going for itself is its grit and 
determination. These qualities carried the Minutemen to 
unlikely victories before, and could prov idc more in the 
tuiurc. Still, getting points throughout this home stretch 
will be no easy task. 

Steve Levine can he reached at sicvinc a student 

in I Kl KN'-ll IN I I'll.H.lAN 

Jasmine Watson battles to the hoop against Duquesne. VV'atson and the rest of the Minutewomen are link- 
ing to rebound from recent lo.sses and climb out of the bottom of the A- 10 table. 

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

A Multifaith Celebration 

led by 

The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles 

Rev. Kyles, one of the last surviving witnesses to the assassination of 

t^artin Luther King. Jr., was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement 

Rev. Kyles will speak about his experience and help us remember and 

celebrate the life and works of Dr. King. This Multifaith Celebration will also 

feature music by the Amherst College Gospel Choir and Choral Society. 

Tuesday, February 8, at 7 p.m. 
Johnson Chapel, Amherst College 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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UMass prepares for Hawks after SLU loss 

Kellogg, team still on 
road after recent loss 

Bv UtRB Slkib.nlk 

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After being covered in 3-poinlers in its 69-53 
lohs tu Saint Louis on Wednesday, Ihe Massachusetts 
men's basketball team is in need of a conOdence 

"You've got to find a way to win on the road," 
guard Anthony (iurley said following the SLU game. 
"It's not always yoing to be easy . . you've got to 
tlnd a way." 

Wednesday night's dlTair against the Billikens 
^napped a two-game winning streak for the 
Minutemen, as well as a three-game conference road 
streak that they had going, instead of traveling back 
10 Amherst following the loss, UMass went right on 
lis way to Saint Joseph's. 

On Saturday night, the Minutemen (13-8, 5-3 
Atlantic 10) v,i]\ have a chance to gain some of their 
lost contldence back as they face SJU, which is riding 
a lO-game losing sireak. 

For a team like 1,'Mass. which has had a rela- 
tively tough schedule this season in the A- 10, the 
game against the Hawks (5-17, 0-S A-10) gives the 
Minutemen a break from top-tier opponents and pits 
them against the bottom team in the A- 10 table. 

The Hawks boast two players in double-digits 
for scoring despite their low record, including Carl 
Jones, who is in fourth in the A-10 in scoring with 
17.9 points per game, which is two spots below 

Langston Galloway also averages double-digits in 
scoring for SJl' with 10 K per contest. More intimi- 
dating is his ability to steaL as Galloway is tied for 
ninth in the conference with 31 steals and a 1.5 aver- 
age per game. 

Along V. ith Galloway's ability to steal, the Hawks' 
defense also has a top shot-blocker to its credit in C.J. 

Aiken has K3 block shots on the season and is 
averaging four blocks a game, which could put a 

See M HOOPS on page 7 

Gary Corrcia comes up the court earlier this sea.son a>;ain.st Rhtule Island. Correia has led the Minutemen 
to an undefeated record (10—0) when they lead after the first 20 minutes. 

UM undefeated after 
holding lead at halftime 

By Jay Asser 
Ct.)LLti;iAN Staff 

Going into halftime with a lead does more than 
just give a team a cushion in the second half It allows 
players to gain confidence and believe that they are on 
their way to winning. 

Such is the case with the Massachusetts men's 
basketball team, which usually attributes wins to a 
strong first half effort and intensity to begin a game. 
It's no coincidence then that the Minutemen ( 13-8, 5-3 
Atlantic 10) are a perfect 10-0 this season when enter- 
ing the locker room at half with a lead. 

"That right there tells you when we come out and 
play hard and we go at the team first, we're definitely 
a better team and that's how we win games," UMass 
guard Javorn Farrell said of the statistic after defeating 
Rhode Island on Sunday. 

Conversely, the Minutemen struggle when entering 
the second period in a deficit. The tough starts usually 
carry into the second half and comeback wins have 
been hard to come by for UMass. One exception this 
year was the season-opener against Rider, when the 
Minutemen rallied from being down 22 points early 
in the second period to win, 77-67. That, however, has 
been it as far as comeback wins. 

Farrell, along with the rest of the UMass squad, 
knows it's especially important for this team to come 
out swinging at the opponent. 

"We go out in some games, we start off with a lot of 
energy, go play hard and that's how we play and that's 
how we're supposed to win," Farrell said. "Other 
games, we come out fiat and we see ourselves getting 
in a hole early." 

Since the start of A-10 play, coming out strong in 
games in order to win has held to be even truer for 
the Minutemen. In all three of its conference losses, 
UMass has entered halftime with an average deficit of 
over 10 points per game. In each of those contests, the 
Minutemen lost by 16 or more points. Two of those 
losses though, came against Xavier and Richmond, 

See HALFTIME on page 7 

Mass Attack heads into brutal 
weekend against BC, Merrimack 

By Peie Vasquez 

CoLLEiiiAN Staff 

MkX Mull HKH t >p|1I-..|\\ 

The Minutemen recently drew with Northeastern in an overtime thriller. Next for UMass is two ranked 
teams in No. I Boston College and No. 12 Merrimack, which will add difficulty to its schedule. 

The Massachusetts hockey 
team will go on the road this 
weekend to face No. 1 Boston 
College and No. 12 Merrimack as 
it begins its most rigorous stretch 
of the closing season. 

It will be the first meetings of 
the year with both teams for the 
Minutemen, who are coming off a 
gritty 2-2 lie versus Northeastern 
on Saturday night. 

"[Saturday) was a test for us," 
UMass coach Don Cahoon said 
after some pivotal players had 
to watch from the bench with 
injuries. "Our team was fighting 
for survival. That was as good 
an effort from a group of players 
to just say 'Hey, it doesn't make 
any difference. We're going to 
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UMass posted a season-high 
41 shots in the tie against the 
Huskies, including a season-high 
20 first period shots. The high 
number of shots seems to be a 
good omen for the Minutemen 
this season, who average 4.K 
goals per game in wins and 1.7 
goals in losses. 

BC is tied for first place in the 
conference with New Hampshire 
while Merrimack is positioned 
in fourth. UMass comes into the 
weekend in seventh place. 

The Hagles come into Friday's 
game with a three-game winning 
streak. BC is also the owner of a 
10-1 record since Nov. 28th with 
its sole loss coming at Maine, 
4-1, on Jan. 16th. 

"This is our league and that's 
just the way it is," Cahoon said. 
"It seems like every year we face 
No. I. It's an opportunity, but 
we've expected this to happen. 
We get the chance to make the 
most of it. We're as prepared as 
we can be right now and we're 
going to have to bring a high- 
level performance to get it done, 
there's no doubt about that. 

■'When you play a team that's 
this skilled and talented as BC 
is, nothing short of that will 
allow you to succeed," Cahoon 

Merrimack has also been on 
a tear for the latter part of the 
season as it has jumped into the 
upper echelon of the Hockey East 
standings. After beginning the 
season with a 3-2-4 record, the 
Warriors have gone 13-3 since. 
However, two of those losses 
came at home, where Merrimack 
has been a typically strong 8-2-1. 

The Warriors feature sopho- 
more forward Stephane Da Costa, 
who is tied for third in Hockey 
East in power play points. 

Senior Chase Langeraap has 
carried his load and more for the 

Mass Attack recently, picking up 
six goals and three assists in the 
last nine games. 

Assistant captain Danny 
Hobbs has also played well, tal- 
lying six goals and nine assists in 
the last 12 games played before 
suffering an injury against the 
Huskies. He's produced three 
multi-point games in the last 
four outings. 

However, Friday's prominent 
matchup will feature two of the 
best goalies in the conference as 
UMass captain Paul Dainton tries 
to best BC goalie John Muse, two 
goalies whose careers have told 
two different stories. 

"[Their] experiences have 
been a little bit different in that 
Muse has had one of the top 
teams in the country in front of 
him each and every year," Cahoon 
said. "[Dainton's] gone through a 
whole different sequence of hav- 
ing teams that have played up at 
a real high level in the national 
standings, and teams that have 
disappeared from the national 
standings. [He's gone] from hav- 
ing experienced people playing 
in front of him to a lot of inexpe- 
rienced people in front of him. 

"I can't believe that John 
Muse is any better a leader or 
more important to his team than 
Paul Dainton is to ours," Cahoon 
continued. "You're talking about 
two players who are central to 
their team's success." 

For UMass to have success 
on the road this weekend, it will 
have to draw from its latest per- 

"That was will over skill," 
Cahoon said. "Will over skill 
is an important feature for any 
team. We've got a pretty good 
skill level, but we have got unbe- 
lievable will. That usually results 
in some pretty good play." 

Pete Vasquez can he reached 
at pvasquez(d'Student. umass. edu. 

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Demonstrators rally, march P^^'^"^'^" "°^ '"''' 

the most in 25 years 

to protest situation in Egypt - 

Abiiut 100 Five CollcKe students marched ihroush Amherst as part of a peaceful prtrtest acainst EK>ptian 
regime. Protests in Euvpt are ongoinK. and Muharai< has indicated he does not plan to step down stw)n. 

[•.gypt and Tunisia, the protests 
in Cairo and the ( ivil Rights 
Movement, and the genocide in 
Oarfur and the issues facing the 
Palestinian people. 

The coordinator for the 
Amherst branch of Amnesty 
International, Dr. Mohamed 
higadi, spoke of the United 
Slates" history of civil disobedi- 
ence, specifically the Women's 
Liberation Movement and ilic 
Civil Rights Movement, and 
the achievements that resulted 
from both. 

"This is why 1 believe a strong 
movement like this- civil disobe- 
dience - like what's happening in 
the streets Cairo and Sudan, and 
^'emen and Tunisia - is going to 
be victorious," said f-lgadi, who 
said he was "half Sudanese, half 
Egyptian and 100 percent inter- 
national activist." 

Saturday's rally was one of 
many across the globe. Feb. 5 was 
declared the international day of 
solidarity with the 1-gyptian and 
Tunisian people by many groups 
in support of the protesters. 

The event was organized 
by 13 Western Massachusetts 
groups, including the Western 

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Despite the poor weather, 
over 100 people marched through 
Amherst on Saturday, peacefully 
protesting Egyptian President 
Hosni Mubarak and demand- 
ing major reforms to the Middle 
Eastern Republic's government. 

Demonstrators gathered at the 
Haigis Mall on the University of 
Massachusetts campus, where 
march organizers rallied the 
spirits of event-goers, shiver- 
ing while holding up signs 
supporting the Igyptian pro- 
testers. The diverse group var- 
ied in age. gender and race, but 
was unified in their support of 
the Egyptian people. 

"People about ready to 
support the democratic move- 
ment in Egypt?" said Michael 
Fiorentino, an organizer of the 
event and a student at Holyoke 
Community College, as he 
addressed the crowd. 

"We're not going to let New 
England weather stop us. right'.'" 

The march left the UMass 
campus a little after I p.m., led 
by a banner that stated. "Egypt 

will be free," in both I nglish and 
Arabic. As they marched towards 
.^mherst Center, demonstrators 
shouted in unison chants such as. 
"No justice, no peace. U.S. out ol 
the Middle East." 

Ihe deinonslrators marched 
in a column down Massachusetts 
Avenue, and turning onto North 
Pleasant Street, blocked one 
lane of traffic. As they inarched 
and sang protest chants, cars 
driving past honked their horns 
in approval. 

At each intersection, the 
peaceful group of protesters was 
met by a police officer. Multiple 
departments contributed offi- 
cers, including the University 
of Massachusetts Police 
Department, the .Amherst Police 
Department, and the Amherst 
College Police Department. 

On Ihe steps of the Amherst 
College library, speakers look 
turns using the megaphone to 
rally the crowd into action. 
The area was dubbed "Tahrir 
Liberation Square" by a demon- 
strator who stuck a sign into a tall 
snow bank. 

Speakers drew connections 
between Ihe revolutions in 

President Hosni Mubarak and his 

Mass. Coalition for Palestine and 
the American Friends Service 

Representing the Democratic 
Socialists of America. Emahuiin 
Raheem A'i Campbell, a doctor- 
ale student in African-American 
studies at UMass. said this was an 
exciting lime in the world. 

"The kind of global warming 
that's happening right now is the 
kind that no scientist can mea- 
sure." he said. "It is the global 
warming of revolution" 

Campbell also related the pro- 
tests in Egypt to Ihe Civil Rights 
Movement half a century ago. 

"It is very interesting thai this 
is taking place and we're having 
this inarch during Black History 
Month," he said, "because 1 think 
of Dr. [Martin Luther] King and 
his last speech 'I've been to the 
mountainlop.' He said that no 
matter where it is, whether it is 
in Johannesburg. South Africa. 
New York City, Atlanta, Cieorgia, 
Jacksonville, Mississippi, 

Memphis, Tennessee, Western 

See PROTEST on page 3 

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t.iiiiii.u'. Si All 

College Ireshmen liave experietKcd 
tlie highest levels of sta-ss in 2.'^ years 
,uk1 a V4 ivrcent ilrop in overall emo- 
iioiwl ht-dllh friwn 2(XW to 20 id. accord- 
ing to a rcvent study 

.\n allium! sinv ev by theC '(K)pcTaliv e 
InsiiUilional Resoaaii Pri>gnim at the 
University of ( 'a!iti>niia. Los ,\ngeles' 
Higher F.ducation Research Insiiiule 
Ibiuid the mnouiil ol freshiruui who 
listed tlieiiiseKcs as having above aver- 
age enioti(in;il health lell fruin (>4 pei- 
ceni to 52 |vavni ihi-. vear llie results 
also showetl the ivrcentitue orsiudenis 
Willi uneinpli)yeit tathen. was higivr 
than ever, ai 4.9 percent. .hkI students 
with iiiieniployal nioiheis ri'se to S.h 

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was titled "Hie ,'\mencaii I iLslmian; 
Natioiiiil Nonm Fall 2010." and ihe 
survev' pi(Kli:ciiig its resullsihal bore 
the r-suIIn w l^ adniinislered U) over 
2(K),(KK) lic-.hinen Irom 2H(I diller- 
ent lour-ye;u colleges. incKidinj; ilic 
University ot \lass;ichusetls 

Linda IX-angelo. the assistant ilircc 
lor tor rescaa'h at ihe Higher Education 
Research Institute and .one of the 
authors of the re|x>ii said llx- sirens is 
iiKlicaiivc of liedimen desinng inoa' 
out of their college expenence. 

"Il seems to be related to the fact ilwt 
students want imia- tlian ever tor ilK-ir 
college exivneiice to ine;in stHueihing." 
she s;iid. 

IX-angelo believes this craving for 
iiKffc and belter sen ices is. in jxirl. 
based on increasinglv expensive vollegc 
tuition rates. 

" 1 here is a real siicnlicc lin lamilies; 
lhe> want U) nuikc sure tiiev get the 
most out ol'ilieir iii\estmeiU." she said. 

IXangelo viiii siudenis nuiy also be 
iuixious in adviuice aKuit tk'ir paispeets 
lor linding a |ob when thev gel out of 

"Ihis IS the liiM geneniiion that 
knows ihey inav not Iv able to achieve 
then |i;uenls' style olTiving." she said. 

Along with a com|viitivc job mar- 
ket and a culthroiil college a|iplicalion 
priKcss. IX'angek) inentioiied other 
cxonoinic stressois. sulIi as liiiane- 
ing colleize She descnixxi ihe overall 
dtvre;isc-d funding toi higher i-ducation 
;uid sludents' incTeastxl fin;uicial aid 
needs as a "perlecl sionn" lor sludents 
eiilering univ ersiiic-s. 

Ilie sunev also HhiikI a gender gap 
ill how male and lenuile suideiUs ranked 
llieir etnotioiial health M?'* percent 
of females vml their nicnUil heallli is 
above average, while 54.1 percent of 
niiiles viid lliev had helicr-lhan-average 
ineiiuil health. Deaiigdo acknowledged 
thai. Iiwuincdlly women ha\e repiHled 
lower eiiK'iional heitllh tliiui men. 

She also said the psvchological 
wellness gender gap is actually givw- 

"Il seems that male stuilenis engage 
in more stress relieving ;tctMties. such 
as playing v ideo games ' 

lypically she ;iddeiL lemale stu- 
ck-nls engage in activities ihiil d») not 
nc-cessiirily a-liev e stress She aki sug- 
eesicd "It IS possible that women are 
im>iv in iiHicli with how ihev teel " 

Accordine to Dr Hanx Rocklaixl- 

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A student prepares to studv for an exam. New research has indicated 
that college freshmen are experiencing the most stress in 2S years. 

J scream, you scream... 

Concealed guns on campus? 




Beth Cook of Flayvors of Ctwk Farm in Hadley brings out a plate oi waffles and ice cream for patrons 
during the farm's ice Cream for Breakfast' event on Saturday. 

It was an April morning at first like any other. 
Students filed into lecture halls and small dis- 
cussion rooms at what is. more or less, a typical 
.American slate university. Then, around 7:15 a.m.. 
a student walked into West Ambler Johnston Hall 
on the campus of Virginia Tech University and 
changed everything for students at the Blacksburg. 
Va. school and across the country. 

In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, in 
which M sludents including gunman Seung-Hui 
Cho lost their lives, representatives from many 
states proposed legislation which would grant col- 
lege students the right to carry concealed weapons 
on campus as a means of protection. Since the 
shootings at Virginia Tech, the majority of these 
bills have been quelled in various statehouses. 
However, .Arizona, (ieorgia and Tennessee all have 
pending legislation that would allow concealed 
campus carry. 

Currently. .lO stales statutorily ban firearms on 
public college campuses. Of the remaining 20. 19 
have no official stance on concealed weapons on 
campuses, instead allowing the colleges to make 
their own decisions. The 20th stale. Utah, actually 
mandates that public colleges specifically give 
their students Ihe right to carry a concealed hand- 
gun on campus. 

In December 2009, the student senate al 
Colorado State I niversily in Fort Collins. Colo, 
passed a resolution in support of concealed carry 
on campus. Supporting sludents gave reasons such 
as self-defense, consliiulional rights and research 
showing concealed carry makes people safer 

"The general sentiment on our campus was very 
pro-concealed carry." said Cooper Anderson, then 
the student body president. "It was very one-sjded 
when we were debating the issue." 

The group Students for Concealed Carry on 
Campus (SCCC) describes itself as a grassroots 
organization started lo support concealed carry 
efforts at colleges. The main goal of the group is 
to grant those individuals who already possess a 
license the right to carry concealed weapons on 
their respective college campuses. According 
to its website. Ihe group boasts 42.000 members 
nationwide, and is composed of college students. 
professors, and college employees alike. 

Ihe group holds thai ihe right to carry a con- 
cealed weapon on campus would better protect 
sludents from acts of gun violence that would oth- 
erwise leave them helpless. 

This notion had some sludents al the University 
of Massachusetts up in arms. Sebastian /.apala, a 

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Singer Neko Case the cat'.s meow 

InJic mck singer Neko Case Joined Lost 
in ihe Trees last Friday night at the Calvin 
Theater in Northampton for a "funny. Jirtv 
and educational " show: 



The Hawks swcxiped in... 

UMass fell to SJU Satinday. their second- 
straight loss while Anthony Ciurley had a 
season low of If) points. 



Our leaders positions on 
Middle East detnocracy aiv 
hypocritical, and Collegian col- 
umnist Mike Tudoreanu has luid 

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of this past weekend's events, 
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for I'gvpt and I'lavvors of Cook 
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If.Aiiilicrst's lo«n meeting next 
Ma\ approxo a /oniiij; ainondmcnl. 
Amherst residents miyhi Inn e snine 
iiev\ neighbors I he\ iniehi alsn 
lia\c some fresh eggs. 

Ihe amendment, whieli is vui- 
reiuK under aeti\e eonsideiaiiun 
It the Plannmg Hoard's /oning 
Subeiunmiilee, vMuild make it 
easier for people h\ing in denser 
area.s of the town to own hens, rab- 
bits, and a seleeiion of other birds 
ineluding ducks, pigeons and do\es 

Currently, a permit is required 
to own ehickcrs and other small 
"aeeessory" Inestock in those 
high-density neighborhoods sur- 
rounding Amherst's commereial 
center. Should the changes be 
apprised at the upcoming \o\\\\ 
Meeting, .\mherst residents in three 
additional zoning districts will sim- 
ply be required to register their 
property if they wish to own hens, 
labbits or selected other poultry 

Ji)hn ( ierber. an .Amherst resident 
and a professor at the I ni^ersity 
ot Massachusetts' Department of 
Plant. Soil, and Insect Sciences, is 
leading the efl'ort lo amend the zon- 
ing bylaw. When (ierber endeas- 
ored to buy and keep live hens on 
Ills properly, the town required him 
to complete u series of applica- 
tions, tieid a visit from the Amherst 
Planning Board, and buy a permit 
that ended up costing a total of 

"I really thought that was a little 
excessive." said Cierber. 

I nder the proposed amendment. 
\mhersi residents would register 
their property for i>wnership much 
like they would tor dogs A nomi- 
nal registration fee would enable 
residents to own up to six qualify- 
ing animals by right, according to 
Amherst Senior Planner Jonathan 

The various combinations of 
hens, rabbits, and other poultry that 
would be allowed are still under 
review, but the selection would be 
restricted to "animals which are 
relatively quiet and can be kept in 
fairly light quarters without any 
stress or injury lo their health." said 

■Mong with the proposed chang- 
es would come additional regula- 
titins. including at-will inspections 
bv the animal welfare division of 

the Amherst Police Department, 
bans on roosters and turkeys and a 
requirement that hens be fenced at 
least Id feel from property borders 
.iikI 20 feel from adjacent houses. 

But these restrictions have not 
quelled the protests of at least one 
member of the Amherst Zoning 
Subcommittee, said (ierber. Oerber 
declined to provide his name, but 
said that for anyone w ho attends the 
Zoning Subcommittee meetings, 
the next of which is scheduled for 
Wednesday, "ifll be pretty obvi- 
ous" who that member is 

Otherwise, (ierber and lellow 
proponents of the amendment, who 
include Bernard Brennan. soon-lo- 
be owner ol .\meth\st fann. and 
David Tepfer, owner of Simple 
(iilts Kann, are optimistic about 
the future of Amherst's backyard 

"They're not really willing to go 
out on a limb for this, but I think 
they'll support it," said (ierber 

Brennan. who moved to 
.Amherst from Connecticut late last 
summer, was involved m two suc- 
cessful movements to legalize hens 
in Hamden and New Haven When 
hf: moved to Amherst, he saw that 
owning hens was legal, but that it 
required a very complicated and 
expensive pennitiing process, said 

loosening restrictu)ns on hen 
ownership, said Brennan. requires 
public education lo reduce the stig- 
mas associated with chickens and 
cooperation on behalf of propo- 
nents. Amherst's Board ol 
Health helped complete the fonner 
requirement in October, when it 
unanimously ruled that backyard 
chickens will not pose a health risk 
lo the public, according to a report 
in the Daily Hampshire (iiizette. 

"This isn't really anything 
stranger than keeping a dog." said 
Brennan ""In fact. I'd argue that 
It's cheaper, cleaner, healthier, and 
quieter than your typical dog " 

I ucker said that with the propei 
regulation, giv ing residents the right 
to own backyard chickens and other 
selected animals "makes perfect 
sense." but that the general attitude 
towards the proposed amendment 
will not be fully known until May's 
Fown Meeting 

"It being .Xmherst." said 
Tucker, "everyone has an opinion." 

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'Concealed carry' lacks support 

HANDGUN from page 1 

sophomore political science major, did not see the 
logic in ihe argument that having more guns on 
campus would make it a safer place. 

"Arming the student population would not 
necessarily make us safer," he said, "and by doing 
so we would be taking law enforcement out of the 
hands of the proper authorities." 

Ervin Staub, a professor of psychology at 
UMass, is also against the idea of concealed cam- 
pus carry. 

"Studies have shown that the presence of even 
a picture of a gun makes people behave more 
aggressively," hHe said. 

Staub is the founding director of the I'h.D. 
concentration in the psychology of peace and 
violence, and has recently published a book titled 
"Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Connict, 
and Terrorism." 

"If you look around on college campuses, the 
frequency of violence is extremely low," said 
Staub. "But research has shown that individuals 
who tend to be aggressive because of their prior 
life experience interpret certain behaviors as hos- 
tile lo them and respond aggressively. But aggres- 
sion can become fatal if you carry a gun," 

Proponents of campus carry need tocite exist- 
ing statistics to argue their case. After a combined 

100 semesters where campus carry has been legal, 
there has not been a single incidence of gun vio- 
lence resulting directly from the right to carry on 
campus, according to crime statistics and reports 
from the affected schools cited by the organiza- 

Furthermore, the group points to the fact that 
none of the 40 states that currently allow con- 
cealed carry in any capacity have seen an increase 
in gun violence since implementing their laws, 
despite the fact that many people carry their weap- 
ons in public places. 

These statistics did not sway sophomore build- 
ing and construction technology major Patrick 
Carey's viewpoint on the situation. 

"Being one of the biggest party schools in the 
nation, where alcohol Hows like water, and stu- 
dents often drink lo the point of total inebriation, 
there would be many more gun related incidents 
on campus." he said. 

While there is little debate that drugs and 
alcohol are prevalent on many campuses nation- 
wide. SC'CC does not view this as an issue. They 
strongly uphold that they are not out to change the 
current regulations governing licensed concealed 
carry. Ihe law currently prohibits anyone that is 
under the influence of drugs or alcohol from car- 
rying a concealed weapon. 

Anil Wcishiir can he reached at :weishar@ 
student, umass. cdii 

Ml. Hill! *ll lI'lM^ 

Demonstrators brandish protest signs as their march route takes them past Whitmore Administration 
Buildint; during a Saturday rally in support of the people of Egypt. 

Protesters rally to show support 
for anti-Mubarak demonstrators 

PROTEST from page 1 

Massachusetts, Cairo. Egypt, is 
doesn't matter, the cry is always 
the same, 'We want to be free. We 
want to be free no matter where we 

Alex Cachinero-Gorman, a for- 
mer student at Hampshire College, 
thanked all that participated. 

"What I'm really excited for 
today, is to see all of you people, 
from different backgrounds, from 

different political affiliations and 
interests, starting to come togeth- 
er so that we can think about 
how we can be in solidarity with 
the Egyptian people, the people 
of Tunisia and Jordan, here in 
Massachusetts," he said. 

Cachinero-Gorman also 

encouraged the crowd to stay polit- 
ically active after the rally ended. 

"I see a lot of old faces and a 
lot of new faces, and I'd like us lo 
get together more often," he said. 
"I want us to start brainstorm- 

ing creatively, and consider what 
we can bring to the table here in 
Massachusetts to help those across 
the Middle East." 

Cachinero-Gorman. as well 
as other organizers, stressed that 
Saturday's march was a part of a 
larger moveinent to think critically 
about the United States' actions 
around the world, and to support 
people lighting for freedom across 
the globe. 

Michelle Williams can be reached 
at mnwillia(astudcnt. umas.s edu. 


An Amherst maitii to show sympahy fur the anti-Mubarak organizers in Egypt progresses dtiwn North Pleasant 
Street Satimlay. Prv>testers gathered to supptirt the petiple of Egyft, Tunisia and Yemen, among other causes. 

The Life and Works of the 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

A Multlfaith Celebration 

led by 

The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles 

Rev. Kyles, one of the last surviving witnesses to tfie assassination of 

l^artin Luther King, Jr., was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement 

Rev Kyles will speak about his experience and help us remember and 

celebrate the life and works of Dr. King. This Multlfaith Celebration will also 

feature music by the Amherst College Gospel Choir and Choral Society. 

Tuesday, February 8, at 7 p.m. 
Johnson Chapel, Amherst College 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee 

A national student organization has made some headway toward atconiplishinj! its Koal of jjranling rcKiv 
tered student gun owners the ritshl t»> carry their weapons on campus. 

Freshmen stress at record high 

STRESS from page 1 

Miller, director of the Center for 
Counseling and Psychological llealtli 
at L.Mass. the center sees about nine 
percent of the student population e\ ery 
year. He also s;iiii there has becii an 
increa.se in students coming in for help 
over the la-st 10 years or so. 

"Its a national trend thai students 
are coming in with more psychtilogical 
needs," he said. 

Rivkland-Milleralso statetl tliat the 
most common iicvds students report 
are associated with depression and 

"Pcx>ple certainly expcTiencc anxi- 
ety around schixil." he s;iid. 

Rockland-Miller comiKiraled ttie 
study's findings on the appaa-iit menUil 
healtli gender gap suiting that. In his 
experience, the clinic tends to see im)re 
women than men 

Dr. Christopher ()\ertree. dircvtor 
of the Psychological 5>eryicc*s Center 
on campus, explained the economic 
situation is a strevstir for the entire 

"Financial stress is a bigger exter- 

nal sta-ssor known lo menial health 
issues," he siiid. 

1 inancial issues. Ik s;iid, iidd suess 
to college stittkriiLs in w lut he calls being 
"111 tlie midst of a maior lite tnuisitioii " 

He funher nnoa- explaiiKxl lliat tluit 
"all menuil health eoiiditunis iiitenict 
with the eiuironment When there are 
stressors in the eii\ ironment, llie sym|v 
UMiis can go up." 

He also g;i\e exiunplc-s of liow being 
in tougli fiiuuicial stniiis can ik'ler stu- 
denls Ihiin milking ceruiin choices, such 
as being able to seek tieullJi caav pur- 
cliasing lixid. limling a safc pkice to live, 
and meeting etiucationiil goals. 

Ilie ivsulls ol the siud\ also tiiund 
thill 72 7 ivrceiit ot stiKk-nls believe the 
pnniiiry Ivnetit ol collc-ge is to inciviise 
earning p< >w er. 

lashniiin |-)sycholi>gy mii|or Jilliiui 
Monluon s.ikI she w;is not surpnsetl by 
tlie a-sults of tlie survey. 

t letting a college degree is a lot 
moa- importiuii iHm I \MHikl expcvt 
la.-shirK.li to be moa sta-sscxl." she said. 
She also admittcxt tluil she IktscH fell 
staNsed. s|xvilicall> with getting hon*:- 
wDfk ilone and piissing exiuns. 

Another tiesliiiuin. building con- 
struction technology major l-.nc 
( anipbell. vikI he was surpnstxl by the 

"I gel a comti)nable leeling hc-a'." he 
siud. "I liave a kn of tree lime." 

Campbell also said he fell more 
stresseit iii higli scIhxiI iliiui in college. 

liolh MiMiluon aiKl I iun|ihell said 
tlK main nawwi tlK-y a- iilteiKling col- 
lege is lo make moa" money 

"Stress is our body's coping 
response tiir dealing with dcnnaixls." 
viid ( h ertree 

He emplwsi/ed the importance 
of behaviors and lifestyle choices. 
Behaviors he said could ptrtentially 
incrwLse sta-ss are kick t>f excicise. poor 
diet lack ol skvp iuid taking on tiX) 
many dcnvuids 

lo tnuble oiiesell to better manage 
sta-ss and deal with iinxieiy. ()\ ertree 
suggestcxi to "stiiy iicti\e. sleep ;uid e;il 
well iuxi Uike adviuiliige ol siii-iport. " 

In temis of support. ( )\enicv a-c- 
ommended reaching out to Ineixls and 
scvking cXHiivseling. 

Saiu\ Picixv can he iviuhcd at 
npieniia .sliiik'nt iinuiss cdii 


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Rosemary Chicken with Blueberry Sauce 
Blueberry-Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin 

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Dear Western Leaders: 

Please shut up 

Finding the right 
social lube 

riic peoples of the Arab world are rising. It started in Tunisia, spread to 

Eg\pi. and there are rumblings of discontent in Yemen. Jordan and Sudan. 

Corrupt dictators, who have ignored the needs of the many and pandered to 

the interests of big business for decades, finally 

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rvime I UUUlcallU AW,.\,r.^ i»«.n An of Tunisia, has already fled his 


Abidine Ben Ali 
sinking ship. In Igypt, 

Hosni Mubarak seems 
determined to go down fighting, and lake as many innocent lises as pos- 
sible with him. In Yemen. All Abdullah Saleh quickly announced that he 
will quit later this year, and the protests ha\e only just begun .Ml three ol 
th<m have ruled for over 20 years - almost M) in Mubarak's case. 1 he King 
of Jordan is also looking worried. Saudi Arabia is quiet at the moment, but 
the ama/ingly rich - and amazingly repressive - House of Saud is probably 
concerned about the family business. 

Democracy is coming to the Middle hast, 
and It looks like secular democracy. Young 
Arabs do not seem to share the West's 
obsession with political Islam, and reli- 
gion is no more than a background issue 
at best. Islamic extremists exist, but they 
were caught by surprise and left in the 
dust, hgyptian Muslims and C hrisiians are 
inarching in the streets side by side. 

Western leaders have been talking about 
MutV like this for years. One would expect 

them lo be overjoyed at the prospect of a democratic Middle Hast. Bui 
instead, they look concerned and somber. Ihey call for •stability." not 
freedom or democracy The problem, you see, is that most of the endan- 
jiered dictators are their friends. Mubarak alone receives SI. 5 billion in L-'S 
miliiary aid every year. 

Some Western leaders have made clear where their sympathies lie, and 
it's nol with th'.' people of Igypt. Joe Hiden said in a recent inters lew that he 
doesn't think Mubarak is a dictator. That's right: a inan who has been presi- 
dent lor 30 years and was, until recently, planning to hand over power to his 
son; a man who relies on a brutal secret police; a man who keeps 'Winning " 
elections just as free as the ones that used to be "won" by Saddam Hussein; 
a man who